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13th Annual North Carolina Black Film Festival

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Wilmington-based non profit Black Arts Alliance presents a four-day festival featuring the work of black filmmakers from around the country.

Producer Byron Hunter examines the history of black success in America in "The Lessons of Hayti."  Manauvaskar Kublall and Richard McKeown document the first ever American Beatbox Championship in their film, "American Beatboxer."

Host Frank Stasio talks with the filmmakers and the festival's director, Charlon Turner. 

Here's the trailer for "The Lessons of Hayti":

Here's the trailer for "American Beatboxer":

Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist, host, creator, and executive editor of "Embodied," a weekly radio show and podcast about sex, relationships & health.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.