Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media grant for "The Parliament of One"

Just received our first production grant for "The Parliament of One", a new film on U.S.-U.N. relations. It is from the prestigious Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media. Named to honor singer, actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson, the Fund supports media activism and grassroots organizing by funding the pre-production and distribution of social issue film and video projects and the production and distribution of radio projects, made by local, state, national or international organizations and individual media producers. The Fund solicits projects of all genres that address critical social and political issues, combine intellectual clarity with creative use of the medium and demonstrate understanding of how the production will be used for progressive social justice organizing.


"We Will Not Die Like Dogs"

"We Will Not Die Like Dogs" will have its UK Premiere at the We the Peoples 2008 Film Festival, on November 25th at 6pm. Visit for more details.

About the Festival
The We The Peoples Film Festival takes its title from the opening words of the United Nations Charter.

The festival, which is now in its third year, strives to raise the profile of the United Nations by promoting its aims and work in development, security and human rights to new and existing audiences by inspiring and educating them through film.

The festival also endeavours to raise awareness and support in the United Kingdom and the global film industry for the development work of the UN, its agencies and NGOs.

As well as showing high quality films, the festival provides a forum for discussion about the issues portrayed, with experts from across the field.

"We Will Not Die Like Dogs" for World AIDS Day

I'm very excited that we'll be partnering with Snag Films and the student activist organization, Americans for Democracy on a FREE World AIDS Day screening of "We Will Not Die Like Dogs".

Please visit on December 1st, World AIDS Day, to see a very compelling film about AIDS activists in Africa and find ways to make your voice and concerns heard.

Article on Youth Media Reporter

Please check out this article I wrote for Youth Media Reporter on Liberian (or non-American) Youth Perspectives on the U.S. Presidential Elections.

It was also linked to an article on African Thoughts on the US Elections (

And it was listed as one of three top favorite blog stories for Voices without Votes. ( Voices without Votes opens a window on what non-Americans are saying in blogs and citizen media about US foreign policy and the 2008 presidential elections