Film Related, Freedom RidersComments: No commentsTags: Amreeka, Cherien Dabis, Film Forward, freedom riders, Morocco, stanley nelson, Stanley Nelson blog
October 21, 20111 year agoFREEDOM RIDERS, and Cherien Dabis, director of AMREEKA, traveled to Morocco as part of Film Forward to present their films and conduct filmmaking workshops. Film Forward organized this whirlwind tour to the Kingdom of Morocco where participants exhibited films, engaged audience members and exchanged information with local filmmakers and film Industry leaders. Nelson described his trip as "incredible" and wrote a blog about his experience. One attendee asked him whether blacks in the United States still needed to protest now that Barack Obama is president and whether we still need people like the Freedom Riders. Check out Nelson's response to this question and his blog by going to: http://www.sundance.org/filmforward/blog-entry/my-morocco-memories/.
Events, Film Related, Freedom Riders, New News Category NameComments: No commentsTags: Film Forward, freedom riders, NATIONAL MALL, SUNDANCE
May 11, 20112 years ago
10 FILMS, 10 DIRECTORS, ONE NIGHT!!
For one night only, all 10 Film Forward films screen simultaneously on the National Mall, with the filmmakers and special guest presenters at each location.
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 6 p.m.
National Archives, Constitution Ave., N.W.
between 7th St. and 9th St.
FREE admission; ticket required.
THE HOST: Sundance Institute and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services
For more info, go to https://residentassociates.org/ticketing/landing/film-forward-advancing-cultural-dialogue.aspx
New News Category NameComments: One commentTags: Beijing, China, CNEX, Film Forward, freedom riders, stanley nelson, Stanley Nelson blog
April 19, 20112 years ago
I didn't know quite what to expect as the plane approached Beijing. I had been there 16 years ago but I heard the city had changed a great deal since 1996. There was no way that I could have anticipated the massive changes that have occurred. One of the first things that struck me was that there are cars everywhere and smog to go with it. Our hotel is more modern then any hotel I had seen in the States. American and European stores are all over and the people are very, very fashion conscious. When I remarked to a Chinese person about the changes they replied "Oh you must have been here when it was still 'the time of the bicycles.' "