18 Oct 2015
Black Syrup Media met with Leslee Udwin at the San Diego Film Festival for an amazing interview on her documentary India’s Daughter. Udwin gives an overview about the film, the problems she’s faced since the film’s release, India’s ban on the film and what we must all do to promote change in our world.
10 Oct 2015
India’s Daughter. Wow! I sat in the audience at the screening of India’s Daughter at the San Diego Film Festival, trying not to cry, trying not to cringe. I was only somewhat successful. I knew of the incident because I am a diehard fan of Amy Goodman and DemocracyNow.org. Amy Goodman covered the brutal gang rape of Jyoti Singh Pandey, the 23-year-old medical student by...
08 Oct 2015
October 1, 2015 was the night that the Museum of Contemporary art in San Diego became the gathering place for likeminded fans to pay homage to people in the film industry that are making progressive change. Adrien Brody was this year’s recipient of the Cinema Vanguard Award. Celebrated for his work in The Pianist, Houdini, The Grand Budapest Hotel and a slew of...
07 Oct 2015
Yes, I know I am very very late to the party. Mother of George premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, January 2013 and I am just writing this review nearly 3 years later. However, no matter how much time has passed, Mother of George still deserves many marvelous reviews. Director Andrew Dosunmu has given us a treasure that raises the bar for African films in...
28 Aug 2015
Ester Lou Weithers is a 21st century storyteller, eager to write and direct stories that reflect the cares of her generation. The daughter of a pastor, Ester learned the power of story at a young age. However, her strict religious upbringing in Houston by her Caribbean immigrant parents prompted her to work in corporate America after leaving Florida A&M University. She flirted with a career...
26 Aug 2015
After venting about the portrayal of dark-skinned black women in Straight Outta Compton, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that all of the female characters in Survivor’s Remorse are played by coffee-colored sisters. I discovered Survivor’s Remorse at the beginning of the second season via a billboard on Sunset and La Brea. I binged-watched all the episodes in Season 1 and then began season...