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Catch the world premiere of education doc ‘Baobab Flowers’ this weekend purpose

Aug. 4, 2017 11:53 am

Catch the world premiere of education doc ‘Baobab Flowers’ this weekend

São Paulo native and Philly resident Gabriela Watson Aurazo's documentary explores public school teachers' struggles in both cities. See its debut at BlackStar Film Festival.
This PhillyCAM student’s film shows how it’s okay for African American men to cry purpose

Jul. 17, 2017 12:25 pm

This PhillyCAM student’s film shows how it’s okay for African American men to cry

Lamont Lamar, a recent high school graduate, produced "Black Men Don't Cry" with other students at PhillyCAM. The film features an Play On, Philly! original music score.
10 films about ‘resistance’ you can see at BlackStar next month purpose

Jul. 12, 2017 7:47 am

10 films about ‘resistance’ you can see at BlackStar next month

The sixth annual film festival will explore what it means to resist power structures and the status quo.
BlackStar Film Festival finally has a designated staff people

Feb. 12, 2017 4:15 pm

BlackStar Film Festival finally has a designated staff

Plus, a call for submissions. The sixth annual fest will kick off Aug. 3.
Philly has an international environmental film festival now purpose

Jan. 24, 2017 8:06 am

Philly has an international environmental film festival now

The inaugural Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival will be held April 20 to 23.
The marginalized artist and the pressures of representing an underrepresented culture purpose

Jan. 18, 2017 7:38 am

The marginalized artist and the pressures of representing an underrepresented culture

Cultural equity is a challenge, but Saudi filmmaker Hamzah Jamjoom's biggest obstacle was his own ego.
Heidi Saman’s ‘Namour’ will be distributed by Ava DuVernay’s film collective results

Jan. 17, 2017 7:48 am

Heidi Saman’s ‘Namour’ will be distributed by Ava DuVernay’s film collective

Saman's film, a dramedy centered around an Arab-American family in L.A., was screened at BlackStar this past summer. Now it will be in theaters and Netflix March 15.
How this Philadelphia filmmaker is building solidarity between artists of color people

Nov. 10, 2016 12:23 pm

How this Philadelphia filmmaker is building solidarity between artists of color

The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival has grown attendance by 30 percent every year since 2012. Can the festival sustain when Asian American organizations only see one percent of philanthropic dollars?
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival is gearing up for its biggest year yet purpose

Nov. 1, 2016 11:26 am

Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival is gearing up for its biggest year yet

Now in its ninth year, the festival will tap into the pulse of the nation and the region with over 70 films and a ton of interesting panel discussions.
This short film uses animation to tell stories of homelessness in Philly purpose

Aug. 3, 2016 12:44 pm

This short film uses animation to tell stories of homelessness in Philly

Local animator John Serpentelli is using his craft to help three local homeless individuals tell their life stories in "Homeless to Hopeful."

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