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RedBelt

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | April 8, 2008 | Leave a Comment

  David Mamet, Alice Braga and Chiwetel Ejiofor at Redbelt Screening

There are many movies coming out soon but the one that has me really chomping at the bit is the movie, Redbelt. This movie, directed by David Mamet (House of Games, The Spanish Prisoner) is the story of Mike Terry (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a Jiu-Jitsu teacher who has always practiced his martial arts with a code of honor. His life takes a turn due to a series of events that force him to fight to defend his honor and save his school.

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“Steep” – A Film By Adetoro Makinde

Written by Laura Adibe | April 8, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Back Door Films website

A simple Saturday sales turns into an examination of character when an everyday experience is colored by a past event.

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Without the King – A look at the Last Ruling Monarchy in Africa

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | April 7, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Without the King - A look at the Last Ruling Monarchy in Africa

Director Michael Skolnik (On the Outs) directs this honest documentary that examines the last ruling monarchy in Africa. Without the King examines the life of King Mswati the III of Swaziland and highlights how out of touch he really is with his subjects. He lives an opulent life while his country sports the world’s highest HIV infection rate, and an overwhelming poverty rate.

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Exclusive Interview With Accomplished Filmmaker Stan Barua

Interview by Laura Adibe | April 7, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Stan-candid

Jamati: Hello Stan, I want to thank you for doing this interview for Jamati. Can you just let the people know where you’re from and what your occupation is?

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Omotola Ekeinde a.k.a. Omo Sexy

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | April 7, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Omotola Ekeinde a.k.a. Omo Sexy

Omotola Ekeinde is one of Nollywood’s most recognizable names with an impressive roster of movies. Her great acting ability, and her first role was in the movie “Venom of Justice” in 1995. Since then she has completed almost 250 movies and won 22 local and international awards.

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Edi Mue Gathegi – Slated to Shine in ‘Twilight’

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | April 7, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Edi Gathegi - Twilight

A graduate of New York University’s acting program, Edi Gathegi is making a name for himself in movie circles. He has been featured in ‘House, M.D.’ and, from what I’ve seen, this brother is going to have a great career. He has a recurring role as Cole in House and has been a guest star in the TV drama, Lincoln Heights, as Boa. These are pretty heavyweight roles and he does a great job.

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Filmmaker Spotlight: Ousmane Sembène (January 1, 1923 – June 9, 2007)

Written by Laura Adibe | April 6, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Ousmane Sembène

Born the son of a fisherman, Senegalese film director, writer and producer Ousmane Sembène started off writing novels earlier in his career. His novels dealt with issues of racism and classism. Sembène’s third and most famous novel Les Bouts de Bois de Dieu (God’s Bits of Wood, 1960) is considered by most critics a masterpiece. The novel fictionalizes the real-life story of a railroad strike on the Dakar-Niger line and lasted from 1947 to 1948.

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Freema Agyeman heats up the small screen in Torchwood

Written by Laura Adibe | April 4, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Freema Agyeman
The 28-yr old London born actress of Ghanian and Iranian heritage, currently stars as Martha Jones on the British TV series Torchwood, which premiered in 2006 on the BBC.

According to her fan site, Freema is likely to make her return as Martha Jones to the fourth season of the BBC sci-fi series, Doctor Who, on April 26th. Freema is best known for her role as Jones, a medical student and doctor’s companion. Torchwood is a spin-off of Doctor Who.

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Danai Gurira stars in ‘The Visitor’

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | April 3, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Danai Gurira Is ‘The Visitor’

Danai Gurira first made waves in the play, In the Continuum, a critically acclaimed play that was performed in both Africa and the US. The play focused on the problem of AIDS in African and African-American women and showcased the lives of two women living parallel lives in South Central, L.A., and Harare, Zimbabwe. She co-wrote the play with Nikkole Salter, her co-actress.

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Caroline Ekanem – Nollywood Princess, Nigerian Princess

Written by Shirlene Brown | March 31, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Princess Caroline Ekanem

Caroline Uduak Abasi Ekanem is a princess from the royal family of Ekanem in Eket, Cross River State in Nigeria. She is the child of a British father and a Nigerian mother who loves singing and acting. She started off in modeling (which she did for three years), and then moved into acting, thanks to her friend, Rita Dominic.

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Djimon Hounsou bares it all in his latest movie “Never Back Down”

Written by Prudence Chauke | March 27, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Djimon Hounsou in Never Back Down

Mr Hounsou is back on the big screen after his breathtaking perfomance on Blood Diamond. He’s at it again baring it all in his latest movie Never Back Down, starring as Jean Roqua a mix martial arts trainer who takes a young boy under his wings and teaches him how to be the best fighter. He also is gearing him up to his awaited journey with the world that’s against him.

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