1. A look at J’ouvert, the little known celebration that kicks off Brooklyn's Carnival festivities at 3 in the morning with an outpouring of percussion music, costumes, dance, and history.

    This excerpt is from the full 15 minute documentary that is currently being shown at private screenings and festivals and will be made public shortly.

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  2. This short film takes a critical look at the standards of beauty amongst young African American women. Blending skits with poems and interviews, the film is a creative visual experiment in tribute to the "High Priestess of Soul" Nina Simone. Using her song "Four Women", the film explores attitudes and behaviors towards beauty.

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  3. Spoken word by Joekenneth Museau
    Music : Aretha Franklin - Young, Gifted and Black (1972)
    Shot by : CJ Something
    Location : Harlem, NY

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