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Oju Image Collective is here.Globalizing Black Cinema

Oju Image Collective -Making Black Film Global


FREE ANGELA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERSmight seem like a cumbersome title but it rings with truth and historical significance to all those who continue to be inspired by her fight for political and racial justice. As a woman of colour living in a city that is far from repressive, I am always aware that I benefit from the struggles of the civil rights movement, and of the urgent need for the younger generations to be reminded of, and inspired by, the victories of the 1960s and 1970s.

Sly Stone: Coming Back for More

One of the great musical innovators of the last fifty years, Sly (of the Family Stone, naturally) survived his drug addiction but disappeared from the limelight in the early ‘80s. He became untraceable for years. In 2002, director/musician Willem Alkema started searching for the iconic singer, and his adventures end up turning over a whoooole lot more than he anticipated. A mix of archival performances and interviews with friends and former bandmates, Alkema’s film unfolds like an episode of CSI with one of the funkiest soundtracks you can imagine. Six years in the making, this is an incredible tale for either the superfan or the completely uninitiated, and a portrait of one of the most compelling personalities in music history.


Author of the 1969 pulp best seller Pimp: The Story Of My Life, Slim defined the rules of the game and also managed to pull himself out of it through a successful writing career. In his own way, Slim was a pioneer for African American authors with a unique voice that still resonates to this day. Though he never achieved mainstream success or acceptance in his lifetime, the legacy remains unquestioned. Director Jorge Hinojosa’s exhaustive, inventive, and entertaining new documentary Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp honors the legend and tells his remarkable lifestory to introduce new audiences and fill in the gaps for longtime fans with questions.