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St. Clair Bourne Film Fest in NYC Now

Apologies for getting this to you a bit late, as the tribute screenings showing the work of the late St. Clair Bourne began yesterday. However, there is still plenty more to come so if you are in NYC, here are the details, straight from the press release:
Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee and Melvin Van Peebles honored […]

Berends En Route Back to US

Through the efforts of various senators, representatives, friends and activists, filmmaker Andrew Berends is on his way back to New York. A big sigh of relief. His translator who was also detained is not out of the woods yet. Here is the latest from the website:
From what we understand, Samuel George, Andrew’s translator, and another […]

Berends Still In Custody

As a Gucci Fund recipient, the Tribeca family is watching especially closely the continuing and unfortunate story of filmmaker and friend Andrew Berends who has been detained in Nigeria. Word on Friday was that he had been released, but he was taken back into custody today and further action is still needed to close the […]

Arrest of Journalists in the News

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! was arrested at the Republican convention and it was captured on tape. She has been released, but the images are still sobering. Read the AP article>>

And documentary filmmaker and friend Andrew Berends has been detained in Nigeria where he has been filming. For those who don’t know Andy, he won […]

indieWIRE reports today that indeed Film Arts Foundation is no more. I took a look in the archives here at Resources to see when it was that I posted about it. April 29. I know that there were strong efforts in the San Fransisco community to keep the organization’s demise from happening, and it looks […]

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