1. Shadeism


    from refuge productions / Added

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    www.shadeism.com | This documentary short is an introduction to the issue of shadeism, the discrimination that exists between the lighter-skinned and darker-skinned members of the same community. This documentary short looks specifically at how it affects young womyn within the African, Caribbean, and South Asian diasporas. Through the eyes and words of 5 young womyn and 1 little girl - all females of colour - the film takes us into the thoughts and experiences of each. Overall, 'Shadeism' explores where shadeism comes from, how it directly affects us as womyn of colour, and ultimately, begins to explore how we can move forward through dialogue and discussion.

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    • Diaspora pre-alpha


      from daniel grippi / Added

      28.4K Plays / / 38 Comments

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      • Diaspora: Personally Controlled, Do-It-All, Distributed Open-Source Social Network


        from daniel grippi / Added

        225K Plays / / 23 Comments

        We take a little time to discuss our reasoning behind Diaspora. More info at joindiaspora.com.

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        • Max Wanted to Tell You a Bit More...


          from daniel grippi / Added

          5,124 Plays / / 19 Comments

          Max is not personal friends with Facebook. More info at joindiaspora.com.

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          • Khoobi (are you ok) - 2011


            from Amir Motlagh / Added

            810 Plays / / 10 Comments

            A young man born with an obsessive compulsive drive dreams of making a movie. His first feature length film. But obstacles lay in his path, including memories of his childhood days spent in a war torn world, that shake his soul to this day. Cast: Amir Motlagh, Chris Manz, Lene Pedersen, Atefeh Galledari, Yousef Motlagh Written and Directed by Amir Motlagh www.amirmotlagh.com Animation: Martin Nilchian, Ali Sabet, Yousef Motlagh Title Design: Sean Gillane Translation: Mahsa Hosseini __________________ This is a work of fiction. It is available to screen publicly with written consent and approval from author. This work premiered on the web on 6/28/11. __________________ Music in the film that is available as free downloads: Waylon Thornton and the Heavy Hands - "You Don't Surf So Shut Up" http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Waylon_Thornton_and_the_Heavy_Hands/Bored__Alone/08_You_Dont_Surf_So_Shut_Up Learning Music - " A Window" http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/29_A_Window Learning Music - "Apple Core" http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/27_Apple_Core Learning Music - "Ovulation" http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/04_Ovulation Cobra (Avec Logo Panthere) "Prud Hommes" http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Cobra_avec_logo_panthre/zinzin_cobra/P_1853 Lee Rosevere "Nightlight" http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/The_Ambient_Baby Nic Bommarito "Folk Psychology" http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Nic_Bommarito/Harp_Fragments_1626/Nic_Bommarito_-_03_Folk_Psychology ________________ This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution - Where applicable it falls under the NonCommerical 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0), NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) and NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) depending on specific source material within the film. Portions of the film using music attributed to CC are always licensed under NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0). CC - Khoobi (are you ok) - 2011 - Amir Motlagh/ ANIMALS/ AYA FILMS

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            • Father Land by Vahe and Ara Oshagan


              from Ara Oshagan / Added

              2,123 Plays / / 9 Comments

              A poetic journey through the human and history-laden landscape of their forefathers: a unique collaboration between a writer father and photographer son.

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              • Ezili


                from Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel / Added

                4,710 Plays / / 8 Comments

                "Ezili" is a music video project directed and performed by dancer, choreographer Adia Tamar Whitaker. The name Ezili describes a spectrum of goddess personalities that have become figures of love, beauty and womanhood in the pantheon of Haitian Vodou. Ms. Whitaker's project is an artistic representation of the complex relationship she continues to build with her art. There are as many Ezili personalities as there are phases of the moon. Featuring music by Tommy "Soulati" Shepherd and collaborations with Brooklyn based filmmakers/visual media artists Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel and Joshua Bee Alafia, "Ezili" tells the story of a modern day moon goddess transforming struggle and sacrifice into love and grace.

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                • To Egypt: Abdalla's Address


                  from Wesam Nassar / Added

                  3,492 Plays / / 7 Comments

                  For the past three weeks we've been watching the situation unfold in Egypt from our three bedroom home in Southern California. Yesterday my 73 year old father who immigrated here in 1970 from Egypt asked me record a video message for the people of Egypt. This is my father, Abdalla Eshmawi Nassar.

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                  • Nappy Heads - A film by Sabrina Moella


                    from Sabrina Moella / Added

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                    A tribute to the glorious afro! Shot on Super 8 in the streets of Toronto, "Nappy Heads" portrays dozens of women, men and children who all accepted to "shake their nappy heads" in front of the camera. Afros, dreadlocks, cornrows... all types of natural hairstyles are represented. And the jazzy funky score "Seems as though" (composed by Toronto-based musician Carl Merenick and performed by the Jef Kearns Culminations) gives amazing life to these charming series of portraits. The Toronto's Nappy Heads are going to make you wanna dance for sure! Enjoy! Credits Director/Writer/Producer: Sabrina Moella http://www.sabrinamoella.com Music Composer: Carl Merenick http://www.carlmerenick.com Music Perfomers: The Jef Kearns Culmination http://www.jefkearns.com Cast: Toronto's nappy heads

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                    • The Jews and the longest kiss in history


                      from Frederique Cifuentes Morgan / Added

                      3,118 Plays / / 7 Comments

                      Genre: documentary / history Duration: 1 x 80’ or 1 x 60’ Producer/Director: Frédérique Cifuentes Where the Blue and the White Nile meet is known as the longest kiss in history. This is where the story of the Jews in the Sudan starts with eight Jewish families living under Egyptian-Turkish rule before 1880. In 1977 a group of Jewish people, having fled persecution in the Sudan during the 60’s, organised a highly secret mission to transfer the buried remains in the Jewish cemetery and the Torah Scrolls from Khartoum to Jerusalem. This film reveals the unusual journey of the sacred books away from the Sudan to make known how this most enigmatic community has kept its identity as, The Jews of Sudan. In 1945 the Jewish population of Sudan numbered near a thousand, today it is zero. ‘The Jews and the longest kiss in history’ is a journey through history told by those that experienced it at firsthand. The film chronicles life under the Mahdi, the effect of British imperialism on the community and the eventual exile and deliberate obliteration of all signs of Judaism in the Sudan. The filmmaker has gained unprecedented access to more than fifty members of the ex-Sudan Jewish community, informing the research. This is a story of a “white” Jewish minority located where the Arab world meets black Africa. The audience experience a moving visual journey revealed through a collection of archival images and home movies taken by the Sudanese Jews of the Sudanese Jews and the world around them. We see how the highly structured community played a large role in the economic development of the country. The interviewees reveal the dangerous and threatening conditions that sent them into exile. We witness them recount the emotions of fleeing the deteriorating situation; leaving behind their properties, businesses and a certain way of life, but always with the spirit of the community intact. The film centres on the intangible link that binds the community to this day, the Torah scrolls of Sudan, and the journey they and the people took to New York, London, Geneva and Jerusalem.

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