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2 Aug

F&%K “Confederate”: “Black America” Speculates on Post-Reparations Alt-History

Will Packer & Aaron McGruder   ‘Black America’: Amazon Alt-History Drama From Will Packer & Aaron McGruder Envisions Post-Reparations America by Nellie Andreeva | Deadline EXCLUSIVE: A century and a half after slavery was abolished in the U.S., the wounds left by one of the darkest periods in American history are far from healed, as evidenced by the controversy surrounding the recent announcement of HBO’s upcoming drama series Confederate, from Game Of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, which explores an alternate timeline of seceded southern...
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16 Jul

Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time” is the Ultimate Adaptation

by Angela Watercutter | Wired Book adaptation is fraught. There are longtime fans to please, imaginations to live up to, childhood memories to compete with. It’s nearly impossible to please all the people all the time. Director Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time is out to do just that—by making a movie that reflects all of them. In casting Wrinkle, DuVernay brought together one of the most diverse casts ever to appear in a Disney movie. Its Meg Murray is played by...
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5 Feb

19 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Novels By Women of Color

by Anjali Patel Buzzfeed 1. Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler Four Walls Eight Windows In the near future, chaos and anarchy emerge as the U.S. finds itself on the brink of governmental collapse. Lauren Olamina must form alliances to navigate the dangerous landscape as she travels up north to establish a community rooted in her new religion — Earthseed. 2. The Summer Prince, by Alaya Dawn Johnson  Arthur A. Levine Books In a futuristic Brazillian city, artist June Coast and the Summer King, Enki, team...
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5 Feb

“Crumbs”: An Ethiopian Post-Apocalyptic, Surreal, Sci-Fi Film

by Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act An unexpectedly peculiar film, and I love what I see here, if only for that reason. But there's more than enough in it to make me want to see the entire film. It's not exactly a regular occurrence that I come across post-apocalyptic, sci-fi romance films, starring Ethiopians. Miguel Llansó’s "Crumbs," a Spanish-Ethiopian co-production which made its world premiere on Tuesday (Jan 27) at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), will have its market premiere at...
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