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Nicole Franklin

Nicole Franklin

Before I let any feelings of the film I Am Not Your Negro be known, I have to get past the fact that I recently met a bright young Black man in the United States who had never heard of the film’s subject: James Baldwin. 

“It’s a docu-dramedy comedy,” says Jimmie Walker when announcing the planned film reunion of the “Good Times” original cast.

A documentary featuring an unlikely musical collaboration that “went platinum,” in viral standards, premiered in this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

The political career of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser is the focus of a well-documented critical analysis and dogged examination of the 10-year reign of a revolutionary and charismatic leader.

On the rare occasion that Canada’s race relations are the featured topic for public discussion, the phrase “Burn, Nigger, Burn” would probably not come to mind.

On the rare occasion that Canada’s race relations are the featured topic for public discussion, the phrase “Burn, Nigger, Burn” would probably not come to mind.

ByBlacks Spotlight on TIFF.40 will have several reports on documentary selections at this year’s festival.

The cute factor is unrelenting in the short 20 minute documentary titled Music Lessons by filmmaker Michael Mabbott.

Christene A. Browne is the director of Another Planet, the first dramatic feature film to be directed by a Black woman in Canada. 

Film Title: Black Men Loving | Filmmaker:Ella Cooper | Length: 29 mins 

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