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Mar 05, 2021

Bronx Film Wednesdays: March

BxFW travels to Africa in honor the of MIM15 with a very special one-time screening of filmmaker Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi’s HomeGrown: HipLife in Ghana. A feature-length documentary about hip hop music group VIP (Vision In Progress), the film tracks ten years of their journey from the ghetto in Accra to their first international tour. They grow from being teenagers with a shared dream to musicians with fans around the world. Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi is an award-winning filmmaker and currently the director of FistUp.TV, a production company that documents people’s stories from around the world as a way to expand community awareness around issues of social responsibility and cultural identity. His dedication to his craft is deeply connected to a commitment to social justice and belief in the transformative power of film. Eli is also a co-founder of Defend Puerto Rico, a multimedia project designed to document and celebrate Puerto Rican creativity, resilience, and resistance. Interview with the director by Sonyi Lopez of BronxNet. About BxFW: Curated by film and media artist Melisa Ramos, Bronx Film Wednesdays screens new, little-seen, and standout indie films that you will love! Travel the world and open your mind to stories as wild and from as far as the imagination can go — romance, comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, thriller, music, sports, and more! First Wednesday of the month online and on public access channels of BronxNet Community Television.

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