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SF BLACK FILM JEFF ADACHI SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD WINNER FEATURED FRIDAY 7 A.M. AT THE DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
July 28, 2022

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Zinzun: Winner of SF Black Film Festival Jeff Adachi Social Justice Award Featured at Durban Int'l Film Festival
San Francisco Black Film Festival "Healing the World One Film at A Time," connects with the Durban International Film Festival Isiphethu Programme with a panel discussion including filmmakers Dennis Haywood and James Farr.
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The San Francisco Black Film Festival collaboration with the Durban International Film Festival began in 2020 before the world knew the impact of the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic. Both organizations learned quickly to pivot and were able to carry on the new relationship virtually:
The San Francisco Black Film Festival is pleased to extend its reach throughout the African Diaspora by featuring its winner of the Jeff Adachi Social Justice Award, "Zinzun: A Revolutionary" during a panel discussion at the Durban International Film Festival, Friday, July 29, 2022; joining with NOSACONN (New Orleans South Africa Connection), that recently held its "Celebrate Africa Week 'Essence of Africa' NOLA Edition in July, simultaneous amid the Essence of Culture Festival.
The Durban International Film Festival Panel: 
The Power of Cinema to Create Social Justice Change, 
Friday, July 29: 
7 a.m. PDT 
9 a.m. CDT
10 a.m. EDT
4pm SAST
featuring San Francisco Black Film Festival Jeff Adachi Social Justice Award Winner: "Zinzun: A Revolutionary."
Click on either link to view the panel:
Before Rodney King, before George Floyd, Michael Zinzun was beaten to the point of being blinded in one eye. His fight against police oppression fueled Zinzun to travel the world as an activist, not just against police abuse, but against human abuse as he was in Haiti during their unrest in 2005, just a year before he passed away in his sleep. Michael Zinzun opened his home to the public at 11 a.m. every day so people could come, talk, read or meet with other like-minded people to bring about social justice change. "Zinzun: A Revolutionary" is a documentary film that heralds the grassroots warrior to effect change in Pasadena and the world as he used local media to decry injustice. The film will be the foundation of the conversation: The Power of Cinema to Create Social Justice Change that can be viewed virtually.
The Jeff Adachi Social Justice Award was named after the late Japanese American San Francisco Public Defender, filmmaker and friend of the San Francisco Black Film Festival. He's included in a clip by historian and photographer Johnnie Burrell of International Media TV at the premiere of "Restored Me" that can now be seen on Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV: https://youtu.be/mCvWjxePVTc?t=32
San Francisco Black Film Festival & NOSACONN Share Arts News from South Africa's KZN Film Commission
The San Francisco Black Film Festival hosted its recent festival in June & NOSACONN (New Orleans South Africa Connection) held "Essence of Africa Week in July. They share news of winning artists from Durban's KwaZulu Natal Film Commission.
Eric Apelgren-Durban-(eThekwini Municipality) Director of International and Governance Relations address audience)
The 09th Simon "Mabhunu" Sabela KZN Film and Television Awards Winners Announced at a Glittering event
South Africa : The winners of the annual Simon "Mabhunu" Sabela KZN Film and Television Awards were announced at a glittering event on Saturday 23rd July, 2022, during the Durban International Film Festival. Hosted by the award-winning personable Khaya Mthethwa, the awards were graced by government representatives, industry professionals, television and film personalities including Honourable MPL Ravi Pillay :MEC Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Dr. Thembi Mtshali, Award-winning Leleti Khumalo, international actor and main cast member on UK/SA Production currently on production in KZN, Jimmy Jean-Louis ( Previously headlined in the Bay Area at the 2014 Oakland International Film Festival as Toussaint L' Overture- BTW-This Year's Oakland International Film Festival is September 15-24, 2022).
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