HBO: The Black List – Volume 1*

13 10 2008

I was over in the U.S. a few weeks back and saw this really interesting and impressive documentary on HBO.

In “The Black List”  22 prominet Afro-Americans tell their own story and reveal insights into the struggles, triumphs and joys of black life in the United States. Each of them speaks for approx. 4-5 minutes and is filmed in front of a simple grey screen.

 

Video: HBO – “The Black List – Making of” – 2:36 min

 

Renowned portrait photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, directed, and award winning journalist Elvis Mitchell interviewed the following complete list of people and put the piece together:

If you click on the links they will take you to some of the video pieces. In addition here is the trailer.

Video: HBO – “The Black List – Trailer” – 0:57 min

The documentary also is the hub of the “The Black List Project“:

“The project celebrates the diverse experiences of being black in America and maximizes the power of these stories through a range of activities, including: a traveling museum exhibition of photographic portraits, organized by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; an upcoming book of photographs and interviews, published by Atria, a division of Simon & Schuster, New York; and a national interactive, curriculum-based educational program. “The Black List Project” is produced by Freemind Ventures, a New York-based media collective, and is the pilot program to the larger Freemind initiative “One Million Stories.”

I really like this documentary as it covers members of the Afro-American community from so many different lines of work. From what I understand HBO is working on a Volume two that will have more political and also social leaders in it. Looking forward to that!

Check out: http://www.blacklistproject.com/

(Source: HBO.com)

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Burger King US: P. Diddy “BK is open late” TV ad*

4 08 2008

P. Diddy keepin’ it real with the Whopper ;o)

Burger King announced that they will have more and more restaurants across the country that will stay open after midnight.

Here is the latest Burger King US TV ads for the “BK is open late ” promotion featuring P. Diddy produced by Crispin + Potter, Bogusky.

Video: P. Diddy & Burger King “BK is open late” – 0:30 min

Any questions ;o) ???

Check out: www.bkisopenlate.com

(Source: www.joeytomatoes.com)