Otta Benga, Formerly Enslaved
The Epitome of a Nubian Knight

Otta Benga, Formerly Enslaved<br>The Epitome of a Nubian Knight

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"Whenever I use BLACK it relates to some history of Africans in that particular place. It’s the idea of the color BLACK as a metaphor, or as a representation of African-Americans. It’s the notion of BLACK- BLACKNESS - and all its other meanings in relation to the history of race..."

- Fred Wilson

"Most of my fortitude to continue doing the work comes from the moral outrage I feel about the injustices that Black people endure disproportionately daily."

- N. Abdul-Wakil

"In the end, what matters is not skin shade but pan-African consciousness. Loving your complexion, your nose, lips, hair length and texture, no matter what the politics or trends decide, and simply be. That's the problem with us (African folks). We're still learning how to love ourselves. So used to glorifying others and putting others first..."

- Dredlocks Tree

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LAST UPDATE: Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

2nd Annual Queer Black Cinema
Intl Film Festival 2009 At
The National Black Theatre and Maysles Cinema
October 15th - 18th, 2009 (NYC)

QUEER BLACK CINEMA PRESENTS the 2nd Annual Queer Black Cinema International Film Festival 2009 sponsored by Gay Men of African Descent. The festival is from October 15th to 18th at the National Black Theatre and Maysles Cinema in the heart of Harlem. Details can be found at www.queerblackcinema.org.

Join QBC for a great line-up of award winning Black LGBT themed fi lms from around the world, including a candlelight vigil/rally in remembrance of fallen LGBT youth of color featuring performances by The Lavender Light Gospel Choir, activist/blogger Kenyon Farrow and others community leaders, followed by a special Queer Youth Cinema Series.

The film festival opens October 16 at 7pm with the award winning film Mississippi Damned written and directed by Tina Mabry, produced by Morgan Stiff and co-produced by Debra Wilson. Mississippi Damned received Best Narrative Feature at the American Black Film Festival 2009 and awards at several other film festivals. The cast includes Michael Hyatt (The Wire, The West Wing, Greys Anatomy & ER), Tonea Stewart (A Time To Kill, In The Heat of the Night), D.B. Woodside (The Temptations, Romeo Must Die & Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and Josse Harris Thacker (In Living Color, Brooklyn’s Bridge to Jordan). Co-producer Debra Wilson (Jumping The Broom, Butch Mystique) is expected to be in attendance along with cinematographer Bradford Young, best known for his award winning short Parah by Dee Rees.

The festival will also honor Stonewall activist/ singer and legendary male illusionist Storme Delaverie with a special performance of A Lady Within The Jewel Box Revue, a mini musical written by Angel L. Brown featuring Paris (Paris is Burning), Freddie Wright, ByancaRaye and introducing Stefon Royce as Storme. For a complete schedule of the films and events including the award ceremony featuring the E. Lynn Harris Living The Dream Literary Award please go to www.queerblackcinema.org . For the Black LGBT Film & Book Market in association with Queer Black Cinema, with a host of talk backs with authors and filmmakers including the cast of Finding Me Truth, please go to www.TheBlackLGBTFilmBookMarket.com.

Tickets for the fi lm festival go on sale on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at www.queerblackcinema.org. Vendors, sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available until October 1, 2009. Contact info@queerblackcinema.org. If you would like to become a volunteer for the fi lm festival please contact info@queerblackcinema.org, subject: Volunteer. The next meeting will be Saturday, October 3 from noon to 2pm, at GMAD’s Brooklyn office.

All press inquires contact press[at]queerblackcinema.org.

A Social Video Commentary By XemVanAdams

This is video is an astute "reading" of Black homosexual & bisexual men for commonly held superficial standards of beauty; and widespread internalized homophobia & gender expression discrimination that manifest as effemiphobia. And best of all, it was made by a young brother. Check it out.