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Jeta Amata's "Amazing Grace" At Bfm's International Film Festival In London by Orikinla(m): 12:01pm On Sep 13, 2007
Make sure you take advantage of BFM's International Film Festival ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT!!!

Films and times listed below:


The Amazing Grace

Dir: Jeta Ameta, Nigeria, 98mins

John Newton is captain of a slave ship moored off the coast of Nigeria. Stepping ashore, he starts on a journey of redemption that will end in tragedy but prove the catalyst for greater achievements. A local anthem sung in adversity by the slaves he captures punctuates the film. It will be the inspiration for John Newton's redemption, and, years later, for his writing of the world's most enduring hymn, Amazing Grace.

14 Sept, 7pm Stratford Circus: Circus 1


Stratford Circus
Theatre Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BX
Tickets £3.50 (£5 for 2)
Tube: Stratford



[b]With or Without Fidel

Dir: Ishmahil Blagrove Jr, Cuba/UK, 2006, 59mins

A ground breaking documentary that features Cuba’s leading politicians, intellectuals and dissidents, who debate the future direction of the island’s 48 year old revolution. For the first time, the people of Cuba question the values that western democracy holds sacred and the price Cubans have paid for their independence.
12 Sept, 5pm Stratford Circus: Circus 2

UK Premiere
Bling: A Planet Rock

Dir: Raquel Cepeda USA, 90mins

This documentary film focuses on the complex relationship between "blood" diamonds, conflict, the influence of Hip-Hop music and culture, and community development. It examines American Hip-Hop culture’s obsession with diamonds—“blinging”—and all its social trappings, and how this infatuation correlated with the ten-year conflict in Sierra Leone, West Africa. The film follows three rappers—Paul Wall, Tego Calderon, and Raekwon—as they trek to the country to meet the survivors, perpetrators and diamond miners in the country.
12 Sept, 7pm Stratford Circus: Circus 2

Traci Townsend

Dir: Craig Ross Jr, USA, 2006, 87mins

Advice columnist Traci is still single and wants to know why. She interviews her former lovers to find out why they never proposed. Each encounter comically teaches Traci more about herself than she would care to know, causing her to re-evaluate the meaning of love, life, and ultimately, happiness.
13 Sept, 6pm Stratford Picturehouse: Screen 4

I’m Through with White Girls

Dir: Jennifer Sharp, US, 89mins

Jay Brooks is that ‘Black Guy’ who digs Indie Rock, graphic novels and dates white chicks. After a slew of break-ups, Jay goes on a mission: “operation Brown Sugar”. But Jay doesn’t fit the brotha stereotype and he fails miserably with the sistahs.
07 Sept, 6.30pm ICA: Screen 1

13 Sept, 8.30pm Stratford Picturehouse: Screen 4

Son of Man

Dir: Mark Dornford-May, South Africa, 2006, 86mins

The story of the Gospels retold as a tale of corruption and redemption in contemporary Africa. The narrative unveils a portrait of a man of our time whose currency is the politics of compassion. It is a gripping journey of love, deception and betrayal in a conflicted society. Directed by the award-winning filmmaker Mark Dornford-May.

9 Sept, 8.45pm: ICA Cinema 1
14 Sept, 7pm Stratford Circus: Circus 1
Screening followed by a Q&A with Christina Spier.



Stratford Picturehouse
Ticket Price: £6.80, £5.80 cons
SPECIAL OFFER : STUDENTS FREE
3 tickets and get 1 free
Tube: Stratford

For further details go to: www.bfmmedia.com/festival[/b]

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