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Shaka King
“I had $25 in my bank account, when I met you at the Indie Spirit Awards” — Award-wining, Oscar nominated director/producer/screenwriter Shaka King
April 22, 2021
King is a beloved son of New York. Raised in the pre-gentrification of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. From our first meeting, inside a Starbucks on 14th and 8th Avenue, in the newly gentrified section of trendy Chelsea, the filmmaker laid out his plan. I listened and more importantly, I heard him. What I understood — then — that he was a man of activism and that he would use his creative skills to make a difference and open doors for people that look like us. ... read more »
Shaka King’s ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ — an opportunity to set the crooked record, straight
February 18, 2021
I can’t stop thinking about what the late, murdered Illinois Black Panther chairman Fred Hampton (played by Daniel Kaluuya) said: “Where there are people, there is power.” This is the reason, I think, the United States of America considered him dangerous and their enemy and ordered his killing.  ... read more »
BLACK SUNDANCE 2021 —SEMI VIRTUAL FESTIVAL
January 21, 2021
New works by Shaka King, Octavia Butler, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, and more. ... read more »
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