The Dr. Vibe Show

Before the "Social Issue Film: Getting Them Made & Seen" panel at The Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, September 10, 2011, we had the privilege and opportunity to speak and share with Bill Duke and D. Channinsin Berry, the producers of the film, Dark Girls, which is being shown at the festival. They talk about various topics including, what it takes to make films about social issues, their film "Dark Girls", the issue of Black men making a film about Black women, what impact do they want "Dark Girls" to have and their message to Black men. Bill Duke was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, and studied dramatic art at Boston University. He is a director, actor and producer. His feature films are A Rage in Harlem(1991),Deep Cover(1992), The Cemetery Club(1993), Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993), Hoodlum (1997), Cover (2007), Not Easily Broken (2009) and Dark Girls (2011). D. Channsin Berry was born in Newark, New Jersey. In addition to his film and television work, he is also a painter and songwriter. Dark Girls (2011) is his first feature film.

We had the opportunity of seeing "The Education Of Auma Obama" last Friday afternoon during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Here is the Q & A that happened after the film was show. During the Q & A, Brawen Okpako, the producer of the film talks about how the film came about. Also, Auma Obama answers some questions from the audience.
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