Habari Gani? – What Is The News?!


Hotep and Warn Greetings!

Habari Gani?  What is the News?  The International Pan African Film Festival, Cannes, France is the NEWS!!!  Kristin Alexander, the filmmaker of Healing History: The Documentary, got a brief e-mail, straight to the point:

Hello Director,

Your Film is selected for Le Festival International du Film PanAfricain de Cannes.
The FIFP will take place in Cannes from 29 April to 3 May 2015 @ Novotel Cannes Montfleury.

Cannes Festival Poster

Cannes Festival Poster

Without a doubt, the excitement has officially begun!!!  Of course, we were looking forward to the experiences we will have at the Bermuda International Film Festival and the Africa World Film Festival in St. Louis, but Cannes?!!  It is every filmmakers’ dream to have a film accepted in Cannes!  Also amazing: of the couple thousand film submission for this prestigious festival, only FIFTY were selected…. a high honor indeed!

So preparations have begun…  getting the film subtitled in French, plane tickets to be purchased, hotel reservations to be made and packing . . .   we are going to  Cannes, France!  And we are filled with gratitude.

Habari Gani?  This is the news from your servant and Mwalimu in culture and empowerment! Asante for reading and come back soon! Hotep!