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
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