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Black Film Festivals Showcasing the Diaspora

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Black Film Festivals Showcasing the Diaspora

Black Film Festivals Showcasing the Diaspora

Black Film Festivals Showcasing the Diaspora

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Each year, more than 20 black film festivals across the country highlight cinematic achievement — many of them with a global focus. Two of the biggest are in New York and Los Angeles.

Farai Chideya discusses the global popularity of these festivals with Asantewa Olatunji — program director of the Los Angeles Pan African Film and Arts Festival — and Reinaldo Barroso-Spech, cofounder of New York's African Diaspora Film Festival.

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