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Russian Documentary Makers Die in Ambush in Central African Republic – Variety

Russian filmmaker Alexander Rastorguyev was killed along with cameraman Kirill Radchenko and war correspondent Orkhan Dzhemal in the Central African Republic while filming an investigative documentary about the Wagner group, a private Russian military firm allegedly linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Reuters news agency reported.

The three journalists, who were commissioned by Russian online news organization Investigation Control Centre to make the documentary, died in an ambush by unidentified assailants on Monday, Reuters said, quoting local authorities. The bodies were found in a bullet-ridden car near Sibut (about 300 kilometers from Bangui, the capital), according to the U.N. Mission in the Central African Republic.

“According to the driver’s explanations, when they were…

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Key Decision Makers from Cruise Lines and Caribbean and Latin American Stakeholders Gather in Dominican Republic to…

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., June 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Business and relationship development for cruise industry stakeholders and key cruise line decision makers—Dominican Republic had it all last week when hosting a group of 200 FCCA Platinum Members, along with their colleagues and even family members, and 20 high-level executives from FCCA Member Lines, which operate about 200 vessels and 95 percent of the global ocean cruising capacity. Taking place from June 6-9 in Punta Cana, the annual FCCA PAMAC Conference again blended business and fun to foster mutual success during an agenda ranging from meetings and site visits to tours and receptions, and with forums discussing everything from industry trends and region-wide affairs to product promotion and member-specific topics.

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African film makers gear up for TAFF 2018 in Dallas

Filmfest opening with folklore of storytelling

Organizers of the annual African Film Festival, TAFF, in Dallas, have announced  Nollywood producer and CEO of Royal Arts Academy, Emem Isong Misodi alongside South African actor, Jerry Mofokeng as recipients of  its 2018 African Film Leadership Awards.

The awards will be presented to the duo at this year’s festival, opening on June 29, and would close on the 3rd of July, at the Dallas City Performance Hall, Dallas, Texas, United States.

According to TAFF founder, Mr Kelechi Eke, the award will be given to Emem in recognition of her immense contribution towards the development of the African film sector.


A renowned film maker, Emem is the founder of Royal Arts Academy, where she mentors young talents and provides opportunities to rising…

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NY African Film Fest celebrates notable movie makers • Caribbean Life

Apolline Traore

The film “Borders,” by Burkinabe filmmaker Apolline Traore, will kick off the opening night of the New York African Film Fest on May 16. This year the festival is screening a lot of films out of Burkina Faso and South Africa.

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The New York African Film Festival returns on May 16 and is celebrating its 25th anniversary starting with screenings at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. The festival will feature the leading and notable African filmmakers instrumental in introducing a wave of classic movies into the African film industry. To commemorate that, an addition to the festival will bring new and old filmmakers together for a discussion on how their classic films stood with time, and where the upcoming…

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Eli Leon, 82, Dies; Champion of African-American Quilt Makers

Several of these artists had what might be called, for lack of a better word, saviors: individuals who encountered their work, recognized its significance and were instrumental in preserving it and bringing it to a broader audience. Mr. Leon was Rosie Lee Tompkins’s savior.

“Eli Leon turned the full force of his exceptional intelligence and visual acumen onto the field of African-American quilts,” Lawrence Rinder, director of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, told The San Francisco Chronicle. “His exhibitions and publications, as well as his phenomenal collections, leave a profound legacy.”

Robert Stanley Leon was born in the Bronx on June 27, 1935, the son of Benjamin and Sylvia Leon. His father was a jeweler and watch…

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