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Alcynna Lloyd

DBFF: Shorts Tell Stories We Don’t Get Anywhere Else

Don’t judge a film by its length. The shorts at this year’s Denton Black Film Festival shine a light on unheralded heroes, silenced voices and topics otherwise unexplored on film or in television. Here is a rundown of four such shorts to add to your festival viewing list this month. Roxë15, directed…

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THIN LINE: Sunrise Storyteller lifts up the soul

In a world of suffering and conflict, a Canadian teenager makes positivity her mission. In the documentary Sunrise Storyteller, Kasha Sequoia Slavner is not an ordinary teenager; in fact she's extraordinary. As a child living in a one-parent home, she learned the challenges of disadvantage. To…

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DBFF: Laughing on with the fest's first comedy show

The Denton Black Film Festival has been a tremendous display of artistic talent, and was a wonderful example of a community coming together to create a masterpiece. Last night, I had the pleasure of attending one of my favorite acts so far! The Comedy Laugh On managed not only to keep me laughing…

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DBFF: Women's Short Film Block covers all the emotions

The women's short film block challenges how we feel about love, self-worth, and expression. Each director tells a unique story about the human experience. All serve to highlight the different challenges we feel just trying to exist. Viewers are bound to find at least one film that speaks to them on…

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