The 19th Urbanworld Film Festival
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.