2022 Black History Month

  • Film

50 Years of “Lady Sings the Blues”: Celebrating Billie Holiday’s Music and Diana Ross’ Performance

In 1972, Diana Ross, then better known to the public as the topliner of the Supremes, burst on the movie scene with a stunning performance in Lady Sings the Blues, a biopic of the legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday. For that splashy feature debut, Ross earned two Golden Globe nominations, for Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama and for Most Promising Newcomer-Female, winning the latter.
  • HFPA

HFPA Supports FilmAid International in Empowering the Next Generation of Filmmakers in Vulnerable Communities Around the World

What do Joseph Lopir, a student of FilmAid´s Media Training Program at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya; Abdiqathar Keinan, of the Media Training Program at Dadaab Refugee Camp; and Lismari Machado, a member of the Communication Network that serves the Wayuu Community, the largest indigenous community in Colombia, have in common? They share the passion and willingness to tell stories that reflect the reality of their own communities. FilmAid is a non-profit organization founded by film producer Caroline Baron in 2001 with the mission of empowering refugee communities to strengthen their ability to access high-quality, lifesaving information, as well as advocate for themselves through filmmaking and visual storytelling.