Jessica Beshir’s Hairat

Written by Joe D on July 26th, 2021

Jessica Beshir grew up in the city of Harar, Ethiopia. She became a filmmaker and wanted to show the semi mythical relationship between Yussuf Mume Saleh and the hyenas he fed outside the walls of the ancient city. On her way to film him she met a young poet, Elias Shagiz Adonay Tesfaye and his poetry was incorporated into the film. This is pure magic and proves once again that Black and White is beautiful.

Les Filles de Illighadad

Written by Joe D on July 21st, 2021

Fatou Seidi Ghali, one of the only Tuareg female guitarists in Niger, leads Les Filles de Illighadad during a Homegrown Concert Series performance, September 19, 2019. Photo by Shawn Miller/Library of Congress…Note: Privacy and publicity rights for individuals depicted may apply.

Here is a great band from Niger, they play and sing beautifully. Music can transport you to another dimension,they show you how.


Time Piece Jim Henson

Written by Joe D on July 19th, 2021

Before he started making Muppets Jim Henson made films, here’s one of them: Time Piece.

Frank Film

Written by Joe D on July 12th, 2021

Here it is! The Amazing Frank Film!