I need to thank Adrianne George who contributes to Black Expat.com. I just happen to find this post and want to share it with you all. I know the topic has also been addressed on Afrospear.com. This is a new documentary that I hope will come out soon!
Click on the image above to see a short preview.
This discusses the African Diaspora community in the Netherlands. This was new information to me personally. I have been to the Netherlands several times, but I haven’t experienced this before. I thought that the initial trailer was very powerful. Shantrelle brings up a good question. Is is racist? Or the Dutch just having fun? You decide. The Documentary project is by Shantrelle P. Lewis. Again, I am taking resources from Adrianne George as I post the information here.
Shantrelle P. Lewis
A 2012-13 Andy Warhol Curatorial Fellow, Shantrelle P. Lewis is Brooklyn-based curator and a New Orleans native who returned home to assist in the city’s post-Katrina revitalization efforts after a 12-year stint on the east coast. Having received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in African American Studies from Howard and Temple Universities, respectively, her extensive travels throughout Africa, Europe, the United States, South America, and the Caribbean has allowed Shantrelle to experience and witness the manifestation of the African Diasporan aesthetic firsthand. As a curator, Ms. Lewis uses exhibition to respond critically to socio-political and cosmological phenomena through an African-centered lens. Since 2011, Shantrelle has been engaged in research in the Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean for a 2015 exhibition at Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI).
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Kinshasa Symphony (2010) -CONGO A documentary by German directors Claus Wischmann and Martin Baer, “Kinshasa Symphony” shows how people living in one of the most chaotic cities in the world have managed to forge one of the most complex systems of human cooperation ever invented: a symphony orchestra. It is a film about the Congo, about the people of Kinshasa and about music.
This is one of the best movie that I have seen this year. I was able to see the movie through Alliance Franqaise de Chicago on March 17, 2012.
This movie was about culture, people, a passion for music, and just an amazing skill to utilize resources.
This movie made me realize that I wish I knew another language. It is never to late for me to learn. I just have to figure out when I am going to do it.
I thought that I would share this for the week. I look forward to your comments.
Please click on the image for the preview.
I want to thank you for your comment’s. Let’s continue to grow and learn.
I want to introduce another film today. This can offer just one perspective on African Diaspora in South Africa. I personally couldn’t have made the journey without the support of the producers of the movie called, Blacks Without Borders. Thank you to Stafford & Judith Bailey.
I had several questions about South Africa and they put me in contact with other African Diaspora who are in the country or were in the country. My comments, questions, concerned, and pitfalls that I should avoid were answered.
I am still in contact with many of the people in the movie. They often call or write me just to see if I doing well or if I need anything. Many of them live in Johannesburg, South Africa, but I have been blessed to meet a few of them face to face in Cape Town, South Africa.
Please enjoy the movie (click on the image).
As stated in the earlier post, this is another viewpoint, but what I hope we can all do, no matter where you are from or who are, is to network with one another. We are all going to have different views, opinions, and aspirations, but I hope that we can elevate each other.
I invite everyone to connect.