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"U People" - Trailer & Award

I've talked about this doc previously on this blog, so some of you long-time readers will be familiar. If you're not, look it up and enlighten yourself. The filmmaker is a fellow Brooklynite and a former acquaintance.

Hanifah Walidah is her name.

I just learned that her documentary film, titled U People, won the documentary section's grand jury prize at image+nation, Canada's oldest and largest LGBT film festival, which closed up its 2008 edition Sunday in Montreal.

Where can you see it if you want to? Apparently, a deal of some kind is being worked out with the LOGO cable TV channel, to broadcast U People in early 2009.

The film's producers are also coordinating with colleges, community spaces and the like, to organize a spring and summer tour of the film next year.

Visit I Love U People for a lot more information, including podcasts (both audio and video) hosted by the filmmakers.

In the meantime, here's a trailer for the documentary. And below it is the music video that started it all, and one of the coolest things I've seen in awhile:

Here's the "Make A Move" music video:


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