April 28, 2008
Sexual Assault Documentary Featured On WBAI, New York
April 28, 2008
NO! The Rape Documentary & Aishah Shahidah Simmons on Joy of Resistance Multicultural Feminist Radio
April 9, 2008
Black Lesbian Feature Length Documentary has New Orleans Premiere on Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 4pm
tiona m.’s ground-breaking, revolutionary, feature-length documentary black./womyn.: conversations…, which features the voices of over 50 lesbians of African descent throughout North America including featuring powerful voices such as Def Poet Staceyann Chin, poet/activist/scholar Cheryl Clarke, and filmmakers Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Michelle Parkerson will have it’s New Orleans premiere at the Fifth Annual New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival. Scored by New Orleans-based musician Monica Dillon, the screening and discussion with tiona m., Monica Dillon, and Aishah Shahidah Simmons will be held on Sunday, April 13, 2008, 4pm, Zeitgeist – 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard.
December 16, 2007
May 1-4, 2008 in Philadelphia
CALL FOR FILM + VIDEO SUBMISSIONS
PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS DECEMBER 1, 2007
Late deadline is December 31, 2007
November 30, 2007
black./womyn.:conversations with lesbians of African descent, an important and ground breaking two-hour documentary that was produced, directed, photographed, edited, and predominantly funded by Tiona M., a Black lesbian video and filmmaker, originally from Greenville, South Carolina and presently based in Philadelphia.
I had the opportunity to meet and work with Tiona, in 2005, during my artist-in-residency at the Digital Moving Image Salon at Spelman College. Since that time we developed a friendship and camaraderie, which includes her working as 2nd camera woman and graphic designer for my next project, which is a global documentary by and for women of color in the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Europe affected by Violence Against Women (VAW) and HIV & AIDS.
November 24, 2007
A review of NO!, the award-winning, internationally acclaimed documentary, is featured in the DVD watch section of the 35th anniversary special collector’s issue of Ms. Magazine. “…Finally breaking the silence, the film shares stories of torment and healing whilen challenging African-American men and women to seek reconciliation.”
I, a daughter of an African-American feminist mother and an African-American pro-feminist father, began identifying as a feminist in 1979, when I was ten years old. Ms. Magazine was a part of my household throughout my formative years into womanhood. I was and am very thilled…elated to have NO! reviewed in the foremost, long-standing feminist magazine in the United States. You can read my blurb, which joins the chorus of feminists who share about how Ms. Magazine has impacted our lives over the past 35 years of its existence by clicking here.