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African Poets

Abe Ape > Made In Australia (Youthful Truth)

A hard hitting spoken word by Abe Ape condemning police violence against African youth in Australia.

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My City > George the Poet

‘My City’ a poem about the forgotten parts of London, A collaboration between George the Poet and director Rob Ryan.

Filmed by Paul Kirsop
Graded by Fergus Hally (in Melbourne!)

Part II – ‘creativity in adversity’ is now in production.

For more info contact rob@deuce-films.com

Below is a profile of George the Poet by Link Up TV:


SOMALI CIPHER > Poet Nation

Somali poets and rappers in a cipher on the streets of Minneapolis during the Somali Independence Day celebration.

Produced by Matt Erickson.

Poet Nation is a Somali art and culture hub that engages youth from around the world through poetry, music and great stories.

http://www.thePoetNation.com


Dreams For My Generation > Faduma Warsame

Dreams For My Generation performed by Faduma Warsame

Created by Poet Nation

http://www.thepoetnation.com/


My Apology > Abe Ape

“We can only decalre ourselves free when we’re both out of the same cage, physically and mentally. Aware of your trouble, I should see through no rest till your freedom and your rights are the same as mine”

-Indigenous Empowerment


Badilisha Poetry Radio

Badilisha Poetry Radio uniquely focuses on podcasts by poets from the African Continent and its Diaspora. This online platform creates a dynamic space in which to appreciate, celebrate and discover contemporary Pan-African poetry. The weekly podcasts feature a vast spectrum of voices across poetic genres.

http://badilishapoetry.com/


True lies> Taalam Acey

TRUE LIES
Recommended Dosage: 3-4 views as needed. Best results if taken 30 minutes prior to television consumption.’

“If Guerrilla News Network 60 Minutes, Taalam Acey would be our Andy Rooney.”

A true guerrilla collaboration to give audiences a taste of what to expect from the soon to be released documentary, American Blackout directed by GNN’s Ian Inaba. Set to premiere at Sundance 2006 the feature length film follows the career of Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney and investigates the current tactics used to control our democratic process and silence political dissent. This piece originally inspired by the book of the same name, features Taalam Acey’s ever potent prose deftly matched by the animation of Haik Hoisington and scored to the music of another GNN ally, The Soulsavers.

From the documentary: American Blackout