A film by director Malcolm A Benson based on original British drama with some Nollywood twists.
John Ortega loses everything in his quest for justice and to keep his relationship.
Written and Directed by Malcolm A Benson. Produced by M A Benson and Matthew C Martino. A Benalex Media Production featuring Darrell Las Quevas, Adi Alfa, Uche Odoputa, Rita Nzelu, Dean Ekperigin, Gary Douglas, Alexandra Johnston, Malcolm Benson, Theo Handen, Sharan Atwal.
The illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of a Captain in the Royal Navy finds her unique social standing become instrumental in the campaign to end slavery in England after meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son.
Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizebeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.
“Belle” movie hits theatres May 2, 2014.
The world can be a cruel place and inner city London is no exception. When an innocent young girl becomes caught up in a world of abuse and emotional blackmail her life quickly spirals out of control.
What happens when you feel betrayed by the very person who is supposed to protect you? What do you do? Who do you turn to?
Inspired by true events this film is about when hope, courage, determination and faith just isn’t enough.
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This documentary is inspired by the book I’m A Gun. It addresses street violence and the psychological and physiological hold the nature of the gun has over our youths. Listen to some of our inspirational and out spoken members of our community share their views.
Judging from the trailer nothing new is being said that I haven’t heard before or discussed with others on numerous occasions. But I guess the documentary’s target audience is today’s male black youth.
However it is always good seeing rapper Akala. The man is genuine, knows what he is talking about and doesn’t hold back. But as well as listening to the views of artists like Akala I also want to hear from professionals within our community – teachers, social workers, solicitors, barristers, members from the police force and medical professionals who have to clean up the blood shed after another pointless shooting/stabbing is committed on the streets..
I hope that the other contributors featured in this documentary are not just made up of a bunch of ‘road men’ in their late twenties, thirties, forties and in some cases their fifties, who are still lost, never held down a full time job in their lives, still speak entirely in street slang and list their occupations as being a ‘recording artist’, ‘CEO of ‘(insert name of random community based foundation here), ‘youth worker’ or ‘mentor’.
I personally cannot take those types of ‘contributors’ seriously.
Our kids DON’T need to see failures, they need to see successes. [Anonymous].
I loved this group and I still listen to their debut album ‘Oooooooh On The TLC Tip’. It is still one of my favourite albums.
Rest In Peace Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes.
The highly anticipated film adaptation of the best selling novel ‘Half Of A Yellow Moon’ stars Thandie Newton, John Boyega, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle and Genevieve Nnaji.
Weaving together the lives of four people swept up in the turbulence of war. Olanna (Newton) and Kainene (Rose) are glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family. Returning to a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria after their expensive English education, the two women make very different choices.
Olanna shocks her family by going to live with her lover, the “revolutionary professor” Odenigbo (Ejiofor) and his devoted houseboy Ugwu (Boyega) in the dusty university town of Nsukka; Kainene turns out to be a fiercely successful businesswoman when she takes over the family interests, and surprises herself when she falls in love with Richard (Mawle) an English writer.
Preoccupied by their romantic entanglements, and a betrayal between the sisters, the events of their life loom larger than politics. However, they become caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war, in which the lgbo people fought an impassioned struggle to establish Biafra an independent republic, ending in chilling violence which shocked the entire country and the world.