- African Americans have joined in to mark the creative work of Black people at recently organised film festival
- The event was initially focused on white people only but this has changed in recent times
- About 100 people gathered at the 2019 version of the event and came from over 13 countries
In recent times African Americans have enjoyed a growing presence at the film festivals and for all the wonderful reasons.
YEN.com.gh understands that such occasions were usually the platform for white people in the creative industry but this has changed over the years.
Movements such as the #MeToo movement and the #OscarsSoWhite have helped create the platform for new entrants to have a say at such major events.
This, according to bet.com, creates an opportunity for people in that category to be themselves, communicate in their own language and enjoy the benefits of their culture.
The festival took place at the historic National Black Theater in Harlem, New York, and was focused on professionals such as writers, directors and producers who were influenced by hip hop’s global culture.
There were over 100 of them present and they came from countries such as United States, France, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Canada, the UK, Russia, Switzerland, South Africa, India, Japan, Portugal and Argentina.
In other news, YEN.com.gh is in possession of a photo of Chisanga Zulu, a teacher who has become an overnight sensation on social media.
Information available shows that Zulu carried a student’s baby brother on her back and continued with teaching in her class.
The student, it has been reported, was unable to come to school as she had to cater for her younger siblings.
Investigations by Zulu led her to lend a helping hand to the student, who is in Grade 6.
Upon the advice of the head teacher, the student was allowed to attend classes with her little brother.
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