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H2A and Third World Newsreel's Indie Distribution Label

The Hip-Hop Association (H2A) and Third World Newsreel (TWN) partner in H2ONEWSREEL, a distribution label offering the best in Hip-Hop media, education, and culture.

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The TWN 2016 Workshops and Evening Seminars

   The 2016 Production Workshop is in production! You can check out the guidelines for 2017 now, and the TWN Evening Seminars had a special July event.  See the  lineup.  Stay tuned for the fall! Plus: TWN's Senior Media Workshop - and the NYWIFT/TWN Girls and Women of Immigrant Backgrounds Productions!

Summer 2016 at TWN

TWN Senior films at Asian American Film Fest, and is featured at the Museum of the City of NY, plus grants, internships and Herman Lew in memoriam.  Read More  TWN Films, Panels and More.  

Ọya: Something Happened On The Way To West Africa!

Seyi Adebanjo

In this documentary, Queer Gender-Non-Conforming Nigerian media artist Seyi Adebanjo tells a tale not often heard about gender and indigenous Yorùbá spirituality. ỌYA follows Seyi's journey to Nigeria, a journey to connect with Òrìṣà tradition, or African God/dess tradition, and the powerful legacy of the filmmaker's great grandmother, Chief Moloran Ìyá Ọlọ́ya. This personal and political story vibrantly investigates the heritage of command, mythology, gender fluidity, womyn’s power and the hidden truth behind indigenous Yorùbá spirituality. As Seyi encounters many obstacles such as a national strike and anti-gay marriage legislation in the country, the film raises a critical question, will the artists be able to find self-affirmation as a person between genders/worlds and take on this inheritance in Nigeria? This lyrical documentary illuminates the lives of Òrìṣà Ọya (Warrior Goddess), Chief Moloran Ìyá Ọlọ́ya and Seyi Adebanjo while interweaving Yorùbá mythology, poetry, perfor more...

Special Collections

Assembled for your classroom and exhibition use, Third World Newsreel's Special Collections groups titles from our library of films and videos around important issues.


Call for Change

The CALL FOR CHANGE series was a Third World Newsreel project which brought together socially conscious mediamakers of color to produce short videos on communities of color and their state of America. Learn More


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