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African American Women in Cinema partners with Pavillon Afriques at the Marche du Film, Cannes Film Festival July 6-15, 2021
Pavillon Afriques is a space devoted to cinema from Africa and its diaspora within the Marché du Film of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Pavillon Afriques is dedicated to promoting the African movie industry in all its aspects, becoming an integral part of its development.
African America Women in Cinema (AAWIC) is a non-profit organization who serves as continuous support for the vibrant work of women filmmakers for the past twenty-three years.
Joining us for the press conference are:
Filmmaker: Terence Gordon
Film: What's in a Name: The Versace Story
Synopsis: In this documentary film, the Alfredo Versace story is one of much intrigue. A man raised from humble beginnings builds a life of fortune to have it all taken away, stripped of his name, fortune, and friends. However, Alfredo would survive this tragedy in a way that clearly reveals his true character.
Filmmaker(s): Robin Williams, Sr.
Film: The Legendary Marion Williams
Marion Williams was an American Gospel Icon whose charismatic sound and unique “whaling” vocal techniques earned her international fame in the United States, Europe, and Africa. Marion’s powerful voice led the Ward Singers to national popularity when they began recording in 1948 and inspired rock and roll pioneer Little Richard's signature wail.">
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