Urbanworld 2017 Preview: Brown Girl Begins

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Playing at the 2017 Urbanworld Film Festival is the sci-fi, fantasy film Brown Girl Begins, the afrofuturist feature film inspired by Nalo Hopkinson’s novel Brown Girl in the Ring.

The film was written and directed by Sharon Lewis and stars Mouna Traoré, Emmanuel Kabongo, Shakura S’Aida, Nigel Shawn Williams, Rachel Crawford, opera singer Measha Brueggergosmanand Calypsonian superstar David Rudder.

In 2049 the poor are confined to an island off the mainland of Toronto renamed The Burn. Ti-Jeanne, a reluctant priestess, must resurrect Caribbean spirits and survive the possession ritual that killed her mother or her people will die.

The film’s premiere date is September 23rd at 12PM at AMC Empire Theater 12 in New York City.

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