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Film & TV
12 Oct 2015

Young Actress on the Rise: Ava Augustin Nominated for a Joey Award

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She may be little, but this star shines bright -- Ava Augustin is a Joey Award nominated actress inspiring other young people to follow their dreams.

22 Sep 2015

No Awards but the Princess Still Reigns Supreme!

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

19 Sep 2015

TIFF Takes A Chance On Egyptian Film And It Pays Off

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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.

11 Sep 2015

Spotlight on TIFF.40: Revisiting a Racist History on the Ninth Floor

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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.

10 Sep 2015

"Ninth Floor Is The Darkest Film I've Ever Made"

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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.

08 Sep 2015

A Chat With Cameron Bailey as TIFF Turns 40

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

26 Apr 2015

HOT DOCS PREVIEW: They Will Have To Kill Us First

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In just under two hours, ‘They Will Have To Kill Us First’ reminds us why we should care about Mali, that Islam jihadists are not representative of the Muslim people, and that art is the heart of any nation.

20 Apr 2015

HOT DOCS: Michael Mabbott’s Music Lessons Should Be Mandatory

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

01 Apr 2015

If You're Not Watching American Crime - You Should Be

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John Ridley’s racially charged contribution to Thursday night television, American Crime, isn’t built on a new premise.

20 Mar 2015

The Secret To Building An Empire

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Wednesday's two-hour season finale of Empire was watched by everyone who has cable, and the rest are hunting the Internet and breaking all kinds of laws to catch up.

12 Mar 2015

Women’s History Month Special: Filmmaking Pioneer Christene A. Browne

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

16 Feb 2015

Dear Sir, I Intend To Burn Your Book: Lawrence Hill on The Book of Negroes

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For Canadian author Lawrence Hill, the journey from page to screen was an emotional rollercoaster ride beginning with the very title, The Book of Negroes. 

10 Feb 2015

Book Of Negroes Star Lyriq Bent On Black Identity

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Acting came in a rather unusual way for Jamaican-Canadian actor Lyriq Bent. It wasn’t a matter of following his dreams but of dreams following him.

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