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Ava Duvernay Becomes First Black Woman to Win Best Director at Sundance

Ava Duvernay Becomes First Black Woman to Win Best Director at Sundance

by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2012, 12:33PM

Ava DuVernay won the Best Director award at the Sundance Film Festival for her drama ‘Middle Of Nowhere’ — making her the first black woman to take home the honor.

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Ice-T’s ‘Art of Rap’ Documentary Finds Distributor and Summer Theatrical Release

by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2012, 11:17AM

The Indomina Group has acquired worldwide rights to Ice-T’s documentary “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap,” the company said Sunday. The movie is expected to have a summer theatrical release. “The Art of Rap is a perfect fit for…

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'Slavery By Another Name' Director Gets 2-Min Standing Ovation at Sundance

‘Slavery By Another Name’ Director Gets 2-Min Standing Ovation at Sundance

by Jorge Rivas on January 27 2012, 2:23PM

The Sundance audience at Sam Pollard’s documentary “Slavery By Another Name” gave the director a 2-minute standing ovation after the film premiere.

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Film Reveals

Film Reveals “The Invisible War” on Women in Our Military

by Rinku Sen on January 26 2012, 9:49AM

A documentary premiered at Sundance that shines light on the ugly secret of rape inside the U.S. military. It’s time we all pay attention, writes Rinku Sen.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Movement, Sundance

'Fishing Without Nets,' Film About Somali Pirates Told from Pirates Perspective Wins Sundance Jury Award [Video]

‘Fishing Without Nets,’ Film About Somali Pirates Told from Pirates Perspective Wins Sundance Jury Award [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 25 2012, 2:15PM

The Sundance Institute’s Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking was awarded to “Fishing Without Nets” — a story of pirates in Somalia, told from the perspective of the pirates themselves.

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Director Ice-T Interviews 54 Rappers in ‘Art of Rap’ Documentary [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 25 2012, 12:36PM

The rapper/actor interviewed MCs like Immortal Technique, Raekwon and Chuck D about their lyrical styles and the cultural importance of hip-hop music for his new documentary ‘Art of Rap.’

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Quietly Radical Mission at Sundance: Supporting Native Filmmakers

Quietly Radical Mission at Sundance: Supporting Native Filmmakers

by Jamilah King on January 20 2012, 9:44AM

One of the buzz-making features at Sundance this weekend is “Mosquita y Mari,” an indy film about Chicana teens in L.A. It’s the latest film shepherded by Sundance’s NativeLabs, which has supported 70 indigenous filmmakers in telling their own stories.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Sundance

Official Trailer for 'Mosquita y Mari' Released

Official Trailer for ‘Mosquita y Mari’ Released

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2012, 6:41PM

*Mosquita y Mari*—the film about two Chicana teenagers growing up in Huntington Park, one of the most vibrant immigrant Latino communities in Los Angeles—now has an official trailer.

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