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The AAFCA Podcast highlights the cinematic experience through conversations with leading talent, creatives, and filmmakers, as well as leaders from the various communities, the entertainment industry, and prominent thought leaders. Hosted by Ed Adams, the podcast is produced by the African American Film Critics Association.

The AAFCA Podcast highlights the cinematic experience through conversations with leading talent, creatives, and filmmakers, as well as leaders from the various communities, the entertainment industry, and prominent thought leaders. Hosted by Ed Adams, the podcast is produced by the African American Film Critics Association.
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The AAFCA Podcast highlights the cinematic experience through conversations with leading talent, creatives, and filmmakers, as well as leaders from the various communities, the entertainment industry, and prominent thought leaders. Hosted by Ed Adams, the podcast is produced by the African American Film Critics Association.

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@theaafca

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English

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678-481-9593


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Madeline Di Nonno, CEO of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

4/9/2019
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Imagine if you will, you are watching kids shows on television with your children and after a while you notice something is missing. You don’t see a lot of girls in kids programming. So, you start counting, and quickly realize kids programming lacks representation. You continue your research only to discover this omission of inclusion is consistent across the spectrum in both television and film. Well that’s exactly what Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis did. After discovering this...

Duration:00:24:44

"The Burial of Kojo" with Blitz the Ambassador

3/29/2019
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“The Burial of Kojo” is an independent film that has critics buzzing around the world. It is also a New York Times critics pick, and will be available for streaming on Netflix starting March 31st. The film is a story of two Ghanaian brothers, wrapped in an intricate dance of revenge, remorse, survival, and hope. This film is a visual spectacle full of fantasy, social commentary and national pride. This film marks the directorial debut of Samuel Blitz Bazawule a.k.a. Blitz the Ambassador, a...

Duration:00:33:35

Pioneers in African American and Women Cinema

2/26/2019
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When we think of silent film, it is easy to point out the works of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Erich Von Stroheim, and DW Griffith. Their collected work delighted audiences around the country and helped shape the story and spirit of America From a white male point of view that is. In this episode we speak with producer, Bret Wood on his two collections: Pioneers in African-American Cinema, and Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers. Each collection contains over 20 hours of rare movies, film...

Duration:00:46:16

Will Packer on "What Men Want"

2/7/2019
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"What Men Want" is not a sequel but it is loosely based on the film “What Women Want” from 2000 that starred Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. In that version, Nick, played by Gibson, is a chauvinistic ad executive who is struck by electricity and gains the ability to hear what women think. But In this smart, updated, and more diverse version, it’s the women’s turn to uncover what goes on inside a man’s head. In the film, Taraji P Henson plays Ali Davis, a winner-take-all sports agent who gains the...

Duration:00:23:55

AAFCA's best of 2018 - the AAFCA Awards

1/18/2019
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This episode Ed Adams wraps up the year with a discussion about the phenomenal year in film for people of color with AAFCA co-founders Gil Robertson and Shawn Edwards. We also breakdown the winners of the 10th annual AAFCA Awards celebrating the best performances and films of the year. The AAFCA Awards gala will take place on Wednesday, February 6th at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles. You can find the complete list of winners on the AAFCA website. Links: AAFCA Awards press release and...

Duration:00:31:45

The Hate U Give

12/28/2018
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In this episode of the AAFCA Podcast, host Ed Adams speaks with George Tillman, Jr. producer and director of the film, “The Hate U Give.” Tillman has been writing, directing, and producing stories about the black experience for over a decade. His body of work includes both film and television with notable box office hits like “Soul Food” and the “Barbershop” movies. Tillman has also directed episodes on several hit television series including “Power,” “Luke Cage,” and “This is Us.” "The...

Duration:00:24:19

If Beale Street Could Talk

12/21/2018
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In this episode President and co-founder of AAFCA, Gil Robertson talks to writer and director Barry Jenkins about his latest film, "If Beale Street Could Talk." Gil also talks to cast members of the film including Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, and Colman Domingo. "If Beale Street Could Talk" is an adaptation of the book of the same name by American author, James Baldwin.

Duration:00:19:10

The TEC and GigBox Studios

12/14/2018
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In this episode Ed Adams talks to Bob Raines, executive director of the Tennessee Entertainment Commission about their office and how they entice studios to produce their projects in the Volunteer state. He also speaks with Jamal Munnerlyn, co-head of the new studio GigBox on their decision to locate their state-of-the-art facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee and what their company will mean for minorities seeking film-related jobs in the South. Learn more about the Tennessee Entertainment...

Duration:00:30:44

Black Comic Books on the Big Screen

11/28/2018
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In this episode of the AAFCA podcast Ed Adams wants to know if Hollywood is ready for more comic book-based franchises—only this time from Black-owned comic book creators. Comic book movies amassed a whopping $5.6 billion dollars for the industry in 2018 alone and it seems like every studio is getting into the game. To get answers Ed speaks with legendary comic book illustrator, Shawn Martinbrough and independent comic publisher, Carlton Hargro. Martinbrough has worked with Marvel Comics, DC...

Duration:00:46:25

Mr. Soul!

10/21/2018
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Long before Oprah and Arsenio Hall there was Ellis Haizlip, host of the television show "Soul!" on public television. Ed Adams speaks with niece and film director Melissa Haizsip about her documentary "Mr. Soul!" and the legacy of her late uncle and the impact his show made in American pop culture.

Duration:00:33:42

Welcome to the AAFCA Podcast

10/21/2017
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AAFCA member and host, Edward Adams chats with Ronda Racha Penrice how identity is represented in the film "Nappily Ever After" currently streaming on Netflix. The film stars Sanaa Lathan as an ad executive whose life takes a turn when her perfect life and hair go off track.

Duration:00:30:43