Saturday, September 18, 2010
Just discovered a new website for film: Black Public Media: http://blackpublicmedia.org/. Looks like a great source for shorts and independent film. This in addition to my old fave Shadow And Act: http://www.shadowandact.com/, and it feels like I've gotten a real gift today. Check them out at your leisure, but know that they are there, quite often, with little discovered, though great films that expand the images of people on film, and even more than that, offer us a large serving of stories previously untold.
Here's a description of the short, One Plus One, taken from the website: 'Film-maker George Amponsah and twin brother Ben, a former British army officer, return to Ghana, their ancestral homeland. They meet their father for the first time in twenty years. The journey provokes a series of bittersweet questions in the brothers about identity, similarity and difference.'
One Plus One is a short that zings with nostalgia for an identity that never was and a sense of moorlessness in the identity that exists present tense. In short, a short worth seeing. Ck it out.