Spirit Awakening Foundation Presents… Voices of the Unheard/Freedom

The powerful, heart-pounding and soul-searching words written by our most vulnerable youth are performed through song, dance, poetry and storytelling. Join us at Voices of the Unheard / FREEDOM to witness multiple performances, including a special performance of an excerpt of Spirit Awakening, the critically acclaimed one-woman play written and performed by Akuyoe Graham, award-winning playwright, actor and Founder & Executive Director of Spirit Awakening Foundation.

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LEAVING A LEGACY, Multi-award-winning Hollywood director makes movies about successful immigrants

LEAVING A LEGACY, Multi-award-winning Hollywood director makes movies about successful immigrants

LEGACY DOCUMENTARIES are fundamentally created for two reasons: to leave a legacy or to use the film for PR purposes. The latter is especially true for bigger entities or businesses. Once you have your own LEGACY DOCUMENTARY completed, you can show it to news outlets, book publishers, or broadcasters.

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THE 28TH ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL(PAFF) OPENS IT'S “CALL FOR ENTRIES”

THE 28TH ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL(PAFF) OPENS IT’S “CALL FOR ENTRIES”

The 28th annual PAFF, the nation’s largest and most prestigious Black film festival will be held on February 13-23, 2020 in Los Angeles. Over the years, it has showcased films from all parts of the world, representing such countries as Angola, Nigeria, Jamaica, New Zealand, Rwanda, Canada, Mozambique, Egypt, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Brazil, Kenya, Fiji, Mexico, the U.K., South Africa, England, Japan, France and of course, the United States. With the pulse on the international film market, PAFF has opened the minds of its audiences, and transported them to far-away places and back home again.

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The Crazy Rich Asians Continue To Turn Stereotypes Upside Down

2018’s Crazy Rich Asians was a fun, funny, feel-good movie, and a blast to watch. But one of the reasons it was such a big deal was that it successfully pushed back on Hollywood’s typical stereotyping of Asian actors. We don’t have to get into the specifics, but suffice it to say the film industry tends to employ Asian talent to fill a few typecast roles, which can overall contribute to a belittling, offensive, and notably inaccurate societal perception of an entire race or ethnicity.

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Constance Wu Candidly Describes The Burden Children Of Immigrants Carry

Constance Wu Candidly Describes The Burden Children Of Immigrants Carry

The actress, who’s in the upcoming movie “Hustlers,” sat down with “The Off Camera Show” and recounted a childhood memory in which a teacher wrongly accused her of plagiarism while she was in middle school. Though the experience deeply affected her, she explained that she never told her parents for a reason that may sound familiar to many from immigrant families.

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Long Beach Jazz Festival

Long Beach Jazz Festival

Long Beach- Rainbow Lagoon was transformed into a jazz oasis this past weekend. The 32nd Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival began Friday, August 9-Sunday, August 11, 2019. Attendees enjoyed three days of music, food and health awareness. The Heath and Awareness Pavilion featured inspirational and expert wellness speakers, treatment centers, vendors, healthy food sampling stations.

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FROM HUNGARY TO HOLLYWOOD The Story of a Revolutionary Film

FROM HUNGARY TO HOLLYWOOD

Klaudia Kovacs is a multi-award winning, Hungarian-American Film and Theater Director who works in Hollywood. At the age of 19, she arrived in the United States alone, not speaking English, and with only $200 in her pocket. Today—after directing Oscar “Best Documentary” competitor and eight-time award winner Torn from the Flag, accepting an invitation to present her film to the United States Congress, and being declared “the most successful Hungarian documentary” by the press—she has 35 awards to show for her hard work.

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