African Independence Wins Best Director and Documentary at San Diego Black Film Festival
By Marcus T. Wright
After 7 years of production, African Independence, a film written, produced and directed by PBS History Detectives host Tukufu Zuberi, made its premiere with a bang at the San Diego Black Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 31st.
The feature-length film, which highlights the birth, realization, and problems confronted by the movement to win independence in Africa, won Best Documentary at the festival, and Zuberi won Best Director. Zuberi’s vision of telling the story by channeling the voices of freedom fighters and leaders who achieved independence, liberty and justice for African people resonated with the audience and judges, propelling him to these top honors and a nomination for Best Film.
Stay tuned for more coverage of this landmark achievement for the History Detective.