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April222014

assbutt-trumpet:

Favourite Movies ~ The Sapphires (2012)

"Move over, Aretha. Stand back, Wilson Pickett. Pack your bags, Supremes ‘cause there are some new cats in town. And those cats go by the name of the Crunjuaberry Currants. The Cunner… Cummarendens. The.. we’re gonna have to think about your name"

April212014

thecostumetrailer:

Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)

Costume Designer: Jo Katsaras

Director: Biyi Bandele

(Source: collider.com)

12AM
April202014

pawntakesqueen:

Belle featurette from Fox Searchlight Pictures

(via auroraluminous)

10AM
ode-to-the-world:

La Mulâtresse Solitude (1772-19 November 1802), was a slave rebel and heroine of the fight against slavery in Guadeloupe.
Originally a slave, she was freed by the abolition of slavery in 1794 during the French revolution. When slavery was reintroduced on Guadeloupe by Napoleon in 1802, she joined Louis Delgrès call to fight for her freedom and took part in the Battle of the 18 May 1802.
She was captured and executed by hanging after being granted to wait out her pregnancy.
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ode-to-the-world:

La Mulâtresse Solitude (1772-19 November 1802), was a slave rebel and heroine of the fight against slavery in Guadeloupe.

Originally a slave, she was freed by the abolition of slavery in 1794 during the French revolution. When slavery was reintroduced on Guadeloupe by Napoleon in 1802, she joined Louis Delgrès call to fight for her freedom and took part in the Battle of the 18 May 1802.

She was captured and executed by hanging after being granted to wait out her pregnancy.

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(via neoafrican)

12AM

beharie-nyongo:

These five movies will be presented in World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

All Is By My Side - A drama based on Jimi Hendrix’s pre-fame year - Cast: Imogen Poots, Hayley Atwell, Andre Benjamin, Ruth Negga, Adrian Lester

 

Half Of A Yellow Sun - A drama that brings together the lives of four people during the struggle to establish an independent republic in NigeriaCast : Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle, John Boyega.

 

Belle - Period drama inspired by the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle. She was the illegitimate daughter of John Lindsay a Captain in the Royal Navy, stationed in the Caribbean with a Black woman named Maria Belle who bore him a daughter c. 1762. There has been a great deal of speculation about Maria Belle’s status: whether enslaved, captured, free and so on. It is likely she was a slave aboard a captured Spanish ship - Cast :  Gugu Mbatha Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Sam Reid, Sarah Gadon, Miranda Richardson, Penelope Wilton, Tom Felton, James Norton, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson

 

12 Years A Slave - Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life - Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti,  Lupita Nyong’o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams, Alfre Woodard

 

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom -  A chronicle of Nelson Mandela’s life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa                               -  Cast :  Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Lindiwe Matshikiza

All period films.

April172014
make me choose: rorycas / gwenpendrragon asked gwen or morgana / merlin        

In life you always have a choice. Sometimes it’s easier to think that you don’t.

(via melinapendulum)

12AM
meltedicekarim:

We do what we have to do in order to do what we want to do.

meltedicekarim:

We do what we have to do in order to do what we want to do.

April162014
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