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THIN LINE: Kifaru showcases livelihoods of rhino caretakers

“For future generations, we must never forget what extinction looks like.” - Jojo, rhino caretaker at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy The world is a wide and wild place filled all kinds of languages, cultures, and ways of life. Yet some things are universal, and sympathy is one of them. Filmmaker David…

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DBFF: “The Mayor’s Race” is a Timely Political Tale

"The Mayor’s Race” by Loraine Blumenthal, is a documentary centered on Marvin Rees and his goal to become the first African American mayor in the United Kingdom. Born a mixed-race child in the ghettos of Bristol, Marvin Rees experienced violence and poverty his whole life. Armed with a terrific…

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DBFF: Talking heads, dancing hands

Enjoy black speech on the silver screen and live at the Denton Black Film Festival A single word can pack a powerful punch. It can sweep you off your feet. It can transport you to a world miles away, years distant. A handful of words scattered into the wind can settle around your feet and fall into…

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DBFF: Jackson is a sobering depiction of a healthcare crisis

When Maisie Crow’s Jackson begins, Shannon Brewer is dealing with an onslaught of pro-life advocates picketing the women’s health clinic where she works. The film is set around 2011, when President Obama is running for reelection and states have begun enacting strict abortion restrictions that made…

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