The Unafraid Movie Review from @kleffnotes

The Unafraid focuses on the lives of three young adults living in Georgia who are in the United States under DACA status. For those who are not familiar with the meaning of the term DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Within this policy some people who were brought to the United States illegally as children are able to receive a two year deferment from deportation and can become eligible for a work permit. This term has been in the news a great deal, but The Unafraid began filming back in 2014. Spanning roughly three years, from the Summer of 2014 to the Fall of 2016, this film provides a detailed look into the lives of three undocumented families and their DACA children. Continue reading “The Unafraid Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

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The Cleaners Movie Review from @kleffnotes

The Cleaners is a provocative documentary that will be screening at the 29th Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York City. While this film is not part of the opening night events, I was given the opportunity to view it in advance. Directed by Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck, The Cleaners explores social media moderating, with a focus on Google and Facebook. This film explores just who is placed in charge of moderating worldwide content and how deleting or ignoring certain content can alter the national dialogue and events throughout the world. Continue reading “The Cleaners Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

Bridget and Iain Short Film Review from @kleffnotes

Bridget and Iain is a short film that is led by a diverse and international female filmmaking team and screened earlier this week in Cannes as part of the Beyond Borders: Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase and at the Cannes Global Women of Color in Film Day. It also was part of The Cannes Court Mètrage Short Film Corner. Produced by Diana C. Zollicoffer, who was nominated for an NAACP Theater Award for her play “innocentFLESH” and was one of the first women of color to direct the Australian Theater Company, this film focuses on Bridget and her adult son Iain on the shifts in their relationship in connection to his drug addiction. Continue reading “Bridget and Iain Short Film Review from @kleffnotes”

Bend It Like Beckham Review from @ImmieBroods

Women playing football and being really fantastic at it? No, I’m not talking about the Women’s World Cup in 2015 where USA and England did amazingly, despite playing on AstroTurf. I’m talking about the comedy/drama from 1998, Bend It Like Beckham, the late 90’s, kicking sexism to the side, yes that was a football pun. Continue reading “Bend It Like Beckham Review from @ImmieBroods”