Urbanworld 2019: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 19th Urbanworld Film Festival

Dates:
September 18-22

About:
Five documentary or hybrid features screen at this NYC spotlighting films by African American and multicultural filmmakers.

BAKOSO: AFROBEATS OF CUBA

Screening as a Spotlight is Roger Ross Williams’ THE APOLLO, on the history and legacy of the legendary Harlem theatre; while other nonfiction offerings include: Lisa Cortés and Farah X’s THE REMIX: HIP HOP X FASHION, on the intersection of fashion and hip hop in the late 1980s and 90s; Daniel Effiong’s SKIN, which explores perceptions of skin color and beauty in Nigeria; Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi’s BAKOSO: AFROBEATS OF CUBA, a look at the roots of the musical genre; and Bénédicte Liénard and Mary Jiménez’s hybrid BY THE NAME OF TANIA, the story of a Peruvian villager forced into prostitution.

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