EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has picked up African rights to Farewell Amor, Tanzanian writer-director Ekwa Msangi’s feature debut that was well received at Sundance this year. The pact will see Netflix carry the movie across the entirety of the African continent, releasing...
That’s the chant that was in my head this morning when I woke up! I’ve been reaching out far and wide, to friends, relatives and press people to talk about the work that we’re doing here, and as I was jotting down some notes to think of all the reasons why folks should get involved, some of the regular stuff on repeat came up: Because Black Voices Need to be Heard. Because Women’s Voices Need to Be Heard. Because Black Films Matter. Because the Way We See Ourselves and How We’re Portrayed Matters. Because I Want my Adorable Niece (who is 5 weeks today!) To Know The Breadth and Depth of Her Family Legacy, and Not Just Be Seen As An “African Booty Scratcher” Growing Up In America.
And all those things are true and valid and important. But really at the end of the day, people should support this work because its GOOD WORK. Period. An exceptional group of artists came together and told an exceptional story. To me, that’s reason enough. The rest of it is the icing on the cake.
We have 5 days left and just a little further to go. It’s time to hunker down friends, and I’m going to need your help more than ever now to get the word out. Tell your mama and your daddy, whoever will listen. We need EVERYBODY to make this happen.
YES WE CAN!
Here’s the link: http://kck.st/1TgVGHx