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ArtMattan Productions

Welcome to the ArtMattan Productions' web site. We distribute films that focus on the human experience of black people in Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America and Europe. All these films were shown during our annual African Diaspora Film Festival in New York. Please browse around.

Zozimo Bulbul

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Abdias do Nascimento

THE NAKED POET

ArtMattan Films, the film distribution arm of ArtMattan Productions, is proud to announce the acquisition of The Naked Poet by Jason Barrett. The Naked Poet is a smart, heartfelt drama about infidelity and sexual desire.
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MARY LOU WILLIAMS:
THE LADY WHO SWINGS THE BAND

Mary Lou Williams was a leading musical innovator determined to create in a world that only saw her race or gender.
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The Pirogue

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GURUMBE: AFRO-ANDALUSIAN MEMORIES

Flamenco is synonymous with Spanish culture. But the truth is that, since its inception, theorists have sidelined the fundamental contribution of Afro-Andalusians to that art form. In Gurumbe, that story is finally told!
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Gurumbe

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HogtownPoster

THE LUFT GANGSTER:
MEMOIRS OF A SECOND CLASS HERO

An insightful documentary about Tuskegee Airman,
Lt Col Alexander Jefferson .

At 93 years old, Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson recalls his trials and tribulations from early childhood racism in America to his segregated military experience and overseas combat deployment in WWII. 
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CELL 512

Honorine is detained for killing a young man as she was driving her car. She suffers physical and moral abuse in prison, harassment, promiscuity, and shaming. Mired in corruption, the justice system is not making life easier for the investigating magistrate who would like to understand Honorine's downfall.
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Cell 512


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HogtownPoster

HOGTOWN

Visually stunning, Hogtown - by independent Chicago based filmmaker Dianel Nearing - is, according to the
Chicago Sun-Times, "The most original film made in Chicago about Chicago to date." 
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STORIES OF MOTHERHOOD

Two films that explore the commitment of motherhood by looking at the life of two African women, in "Family Motel" Ayan, a Somalian refugee living in Canada fights to raise her two teenage daughters, in "Seasons of Life," a housemaid, who is sexually abused is forced to give up a child but comes back for him years later. More information here.

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Fevers

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White Lies

 

STAND DOWN SOLDIER

Life of women after military service is seldom portrayed in films. The drama Stand Down Soldier tells the story of Sergeant Stacy Armstrong who returns home from three deployments suffering with Paustromatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
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THE MAN WHO MENDS WOMEN

Winner of the Sakharov Prize 2014, Doctor Mukwege is internationally known as the man who mends thousands of women who have been raped during the 20 years of conflicts in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of the poorest countries on the planet, despite its extremely rich sub-soil.
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White Lies

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AFRICAN DIASPORA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

See our African Dispora International Film Festival web site.


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