I received the following in an email last week. Since then, “Red Tails” has opened and has received glowing reviews. If, after reading this you know who want to see the movie, be sure to see it this weekend. The opening week of any movie is what is used to judge its success. Use your dollar vote!
It’s George Lucas’ version of the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, 20 years in the making, and has a predominantly Black cast, all the main actors are Black.
When the movie was finally ready for production, no production company would take it; as a result, George Lucas had to write a check. After production was completed, no distribution company would take it. So, George Lucas wrote another check. The advanced viewing was sponsored by Wells Fargo and the Museum of the African Diaspora.
similar article in Washington Post
This evening, ABC will air Diane Sawyer’s report on Native American children. The homepage for the series reveals much doom and gloom in the series along with some hope, some bright stars, something we all need to be aware of. If you watch, I’d like to know what you think.
This is the trailer for Life Above All, the film adaptation of Allan Stratton‘s Chanda’s War. The movie was filmed in South Africa. It recently debuted at Cannes where it was awarded with the esteemed Prix Francois Chalais Award. Robert Ebert may not have like Airbenders but he loved Life Above All. I’ll be glad to see the movie opening in the US!
starring Chiwetel Ejiofor; one of my favorite actors
Endgame is not only about a remarkable moment in history ? the end of apartheid in South Africa ? it carries an important message for young people today: “peace is possible.”
Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 9pm on PBS
Babar Ali's school has 800+ students
The youngest headmaster in the world
Put up with the commercial, then watch for an amazing 2 minutes and 47 seconds
At 16 years old, Babar Ali must be the youngest headmaster in the world. He’s a teenager who is in charge of teaching hundreds of students in his family’s backyard, where he runs classes for poor children from his village. The story of this young man from Murshidabad in West Bengal is a remarkable tale of the desire to learn amid the direst poverty.
Actor and director Laurence Fishburne has acquired the rights to Paulo Coelo’s novel The Alchemist. This novel about a young Spaniad who travels around the world and searches for hidden treasures in Northern Africa is often included in high school literature courses.
Eragon was definitely the best book I read this summer! I cannot wait to
a) read the next book in the series, Eldest!!
b) see the movie!!
Paolini was all of 16 when he wrote this phenomenal story!
A new blog!! I’d been with another blog service, it just wasn’t working. Hopefully, this will! My blog is primarily about the nuances of being a librarian in a primarily African American high school: finding appropriate books, locating resources and finding successes for a marginalized population. And a few personal comments to keep it crazy!