6 items from 2009
This 50-minute documentary reveals some of the hidden history of Blacks in Canada.
In the 1930s in rural Ontario, a farmer buried the tombstones of a Black cemetery to make way for a potato patch. In the 1980s, descendants of the original settlers, Black and White, came together to restore the cemetery, but there were hidden truths no one wanted to discuss. Deep racial wounds were opened. Scenes of the cemetery excavation, interviews with residents and re-enactments – including one of a baseball game where a broken headstone is used for home plate – add to the film’s emotional intensity.
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It’s Saturday. A little after 1pm, and I’m flipping through the channels like a speed demon looking for a visual sensation. After going through 100 plus channels, something occurs to me that I’m not necessarily thinking about, but more like a trigger effect from all the reality shows, fix it yourself home improvement clips, and boring news channels. The surprise on this Saturday is that I didn’t stumble upon a classic science fiction movie. Not that I watch much television on a Saturday afternoon as it is, but I know most of my childhood and teenage years, I’d flip through the channels and fall into a War Of The Worlds or It Came From Outer Space. »
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Born in West Germany, Schiffer was 'discovered' at the age of 17 in a Düsseldorf nightclub by the Metropolitan Model Agency, before becoming one of the world's wealthiest print and catwalk 'super models'.
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- Michael Stevens
I'm late posting this -- hey, I can't be at the computer 24/7 -- but if you've somehow missed the latest round of critics prizes, here's the results from the Nyfcc. They've been naming "bests" since 1935. How about that?
Picture The Hurt LockerDirector Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt LockerScreenplay In The LoopActress Meryl Streep Julie & JuliaActor George Clooney Up In The Air and Fantastic Mr. FoxAnyone else find it a little odd that Clooney's honor is a double dip with voicework but Streep, who voice stars with him in Fox and anchors soon-to-be-big-hit It's Complicated is only cited for Julie & Julia?Supporting Actress Mo'Nique PreciousSupporting Actor Christoph Waltz Inglourious BasterdsCinematographer Christian Berger The White RibbonI knew he'd win at least a couple. Black and white work always take at least one critics prize. I'm not knocking Berger's work. I'm just sayin'.Animated Film Fantastic Mr. FoxDocumentary Of Time and The CityForeign Film »
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Long-time reader of Shadow And Act, Mr Accidental Visitor (Av) penned the below piece, which he sent to me, and asked if I’d post it. You know how we love to inspire dialogue on this site; I’m hoping this post will do just that.
Here ya go… Read on… and certainly share your thoughts with Av in the comments section below:
Allison Samuel’s Guide to Finding a Good, Non-Black Man
By Accidental Visitor
Most of us have our share of inner demons. But few of us have the opportunity to put them out there on full display for the masses as Allison Samuels has. Not that that’s necessarily a good thing. Lately around these parts there have been ongoing comments regarding the sanity of film critic Armond White. But I wonder if Ms Samuels hasn’t earned a rightful place alongside him in the bat-crazy Hall of Fame. »
St. Louis rapper Nelly has created a scholarship fund to aid disadvantaged students in the quest for a college degree.
The Air Force Ones hitmaker announced his plans during his fourth annual celebrity-packed Black and White Ball. Stars attending the event included Mario, Jermaine Dupri, and The Isley Brothers. Nelly encouraged his celebrity guest to donate generously to the fund.
The scholarship will be available to two students from the St. Louis area, and will provide 4 years of complete financial aid coverage at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. The “Black and White Ball” Scholarship will launch in 2010 and is opened to all first year students who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.
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6 items from 2009
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