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Bond girl Berenice Marlohe's new movie "5 to 7"

Happy Easter! Another notice from your friends at the Asian American Film Lab!

Missed the deadline for submission to the East Coast’s premiere film festival for Asian American film?  You can still be in it!  Register for the Shootout NOW at www.film-lab.org!  The top ten Shootout films premiere at the AAIFF - http://www.asiancinevision.org/aaiff2014-call-for-entries/

British Pathé releases 85,000 films on YouTube

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"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.

It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.

“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art.  Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context.  Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”

Contemporary Art Week!

I absolutely love the concept behind this. Especially: “reverse lens to the past”.

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Terrance Houle: Urban Indian Series (2004), 

Born December 9, 1975, in Calgary. Lives and works in Calgary. In a practice that ranges from performance to photography to film and video works, Blackfoot artist Terrance Houle remakes the troubled history of colonialism and First Nations identity with a roguish wit and punk-rock edge. His strategy matches self-deprecating humour with an uneasy undertone; the results cut away at both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal notions of an urban Indian status quo. In his Urban Indian Series (2004), Houle is pictured grocery shopping, working in an office cubicle and riding public transit—all in elaborate powwow regalia.

In the performance video Friend or Foe (2010–11), he plays off cultural and historical gaps in communication while dressed in a loincloth and communicating by sign language.

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Contemporary Art Week!

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NYPD Demographics Unit To Disband

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The NYPD’s Demographics Unit, a secretive force tasked with spying on Muslim communities, will now be disbanded.

Kudos to the folks at New York Civil Liberties Union - NYCLU, CUNY-CLEAR,Muslim American Civil Liberties Coalition (MACLC), DRUM - Desis Rising Up &…

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Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, putting them side-by-side in the some of the most adorable portraits ever.

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"Noah" Screenwriter Ari Handel Addresses the Reason For An All White Cast: To Represent "Stand-ins for All People"