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Codeblack to Stream Obama Shorts

31 Oct, 2008 By: Erik Gruenwedel

In advance of next week’s historic presidential election, Codeblack Interactive Nov. 3 will stream for free for 24 hours a series of documentary short films that underscore the visions of Democratic candidate Barack Obama.

Available at www.codeblacktv.com, the series, “The Inspiration of Barack Obama,” is written and directed by filmmaker Qasim Basir and features shorts “Vote,” “Housing,” “Immigration,” “College,” “War,” “Economy” and “Family” — each showcasing disparate people across the country dealing with adversity and hardship.

In each segment, the main character is inspired by Sen. Obama’s mantra of self-determination and transformation, and takes the first steps toward personal change.

Quincy Newell, president of Codeblack Interactive, said the series was a last-minute effort to raise awareness the day before the vital election and further establish Codeblack as the go-to platform for black cinema.

“These short tales tap into the popularity of Obama and the revitalizing impact he has had on the lives of so many Americans,” Newell said. “As our goal is to cater to the underserved black audience, these films are a perfect match.”

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