African Diasporic Films Poised for Success at Cannes

Michael Kenneth Williams in Twelve Years a Slave. (Google Images)

The Cannes Film Festival is nearing and Tambay Obenson of Shadow and Act wonders if they will include more films from the African Diaspora. He offers them help with a list of 15 they should consider.

Read an excerpt at The Burton Wire (link below) and look for more at Shadow and Act. is the premiere online destination for news, informed opinion and culture of the African Diaspora (including black populations in Latin and South America).

The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.