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SXSW 2021: Carolyn Talks 'Executive Order with Writer-director Lazaro Ramos and Actress Tais Arujo

Screening at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival in the Spotlight Screening Section, and starring Alfred Enoch, Taís Araujo and Seu Jorge, Executive Order is a film that speaks to the struggles of Black Brazilians as their very identities as Black people and Brazilians are called into question, and later persecuted when the white incumbent president and his supporters seek to oust all Black and “highly melaninated’ people from the country.

Directed by Lázaro Ramos and co-written by Lusa Silvestre, Lázaro Ramos, Aldri Anunciação and Elísio

Lopes Jr. Executive Order is sure to touch many around the world for the way it highlights what seems to be the perpetual struggle for Black people to have full equality and agency in a world where white supremacy seeks to tear us down, and silence us. For Black people across the diaspora the idea of what it means to be Black, and where home is has been one that we contemplate our history of a formerly enslaved people after our ancestors were kidnapped from their African homelands and taken across the Atlantic ocean to the the North America, the Caribbean and Latin America, including Brazil.

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So Here's What Happened in April, 2021

Episode 27 of So Here’s What Happened LaNeysha and Carolynreturn from a brief hiatus to share their thoughts on films, books, and TV for the month of May. On this new episode the ladies dive into discussion and review of all the things they have watched and read. For this month that includesBlue Flag Volume 7, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Mortal Kombat.Book:Blue Flag Volume 7Blue Flag Volume 7 is a romantic drama manga written and drawn by mangaka KAITO. The English release is published by VIZ Media. The plot of Blue Flag follows a group of friends entering their last year of high school who are in an unpredicted love quadrangle. In Volume 7, rumors spread like wildfire after Toma’s shocking confession during the culture festival. Taichi is left feeling confused and uncertain. While other people in their circle of friends are soon affected as well. Meanwhile, Toma’s brother Seiya sits him down for a frank talk. All the thoughts and emotions everyone has kept hidden are finally coming to light, and relationships begin to change.TV: Falcon and the Winter SoldierAn American television miniseries created by Malcolm Spellman for the streaming service Disney+, featuring the Marvel Comics characters Sam Wilson (Falcon) and Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier). Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe , it shares continuity with the films of the franchise. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019)Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities and patience with one another. The series was produced by Marvel Studios, with Spellman serving as head writer and Kari Skogland directing.Film: Mortal Kombat (2021)Thismartial arts fantasy film based on the video game franchise of the same name and a reboot of the Mortal Kombat film seriesstars Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, and Hiroyuki Sanada. Directed by Simon McQuoidin his feature directorial debut, from a screenplay written Greg Russo and Dave Callaham and a story by Russo and Oren Uziel. MMA fighter Cole Young finds himself and his family being hunted by the fearsome warrior Sub-Zero. Cole is able to find sanctuary at Lord Raiden's temple. Training with experienced fighters Liu Kang, Kung Lao and the rogue mercenary Kano, Cole prepares to stand with Earth's greatest champions to take on the enemies from Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the universe.

So Here's What Happened! with Jennifer Holness Director of Documentary 'Subjects of Desire'

So Here’s What Happened is a proud member of the But Why Tho? Podcast Community.On this episode of So Here’s What Happened! podcast LaNeysha and Carolyn get the opportunity to speak with Jennifer Holness the director ofSubjects of Desire.The documentarypremiered at the 2021SXSW Film Festival in the Documentary Feature Competition. The101-minute documentaryis directed by Jennifer Holness, narrated by Garvia Bailey, produced by Holness and Sudz Sutherland. The film’s screenwriter is Holness, the cinematographers are Iris Ng andRicardo Diaz, and the editor is Lawrence Jackman. The other interviewees include Miss Black America contestants, notable musical artists such as India Arie and Jully Black, college professors, media personalities, and more.Subjects of Desireis a feature documentary that examines North American beauty standards’ cultural shift towards embracing Black female aesthetics and features.From society’s new fixation on the ‘booty,’ fuller lips, the dramatic rise of spray-tanned skin, ethnic hairstyles, and athletic bodies, some argue that Black women are having a beauty moment.She was recently awarded the CMPA’s Indiescreen Established Producer of the year Award in recognition of her contribution to Canada’s film industry and her incredible career achievements.Jennifer has directed her first feature documentary,Subjects of Desire, about Black women and beauty.The will have it’s world premiere at SXSW and it will air on TVO and Crave in Canada.Jennifer’s social media accountsInstagram:@JenniferHolnessTwitter:@JustJenHolnessFacebook: