Tuesday, February 19, 2008
A Meltingpot Film & Literary Festival!
Hey Meltingpot readers...This Just In. Los Angeles will be the site for the 1st Annual Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival.
The brain child of the two hippest Mixed Chicks around -- and hosts of the online talk show Mixed Chicks Chat -- Heidi Durrow and Fanshen Cox, the Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival "was created to support and encourage emerging and established filmmakers and writers to tell stories of the racially and culturally Mixed experience." How cool is that!
The Festival runs from June 12 - 15, 2008 to coincide with Loving Day. Filmmakers and literary folks who want to participate in the festival should head over to the website and check out the call for submissions section. You have until March 4, so don't delay.
I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Durrow at last year's Loving Decision conference. I am so inspired by her attitude of action. When she thinks something should be done, she gets it done. This Festival is just an example of what one (or two) people can do to get this revolution started. Take note!
I'm looking forward to seeing all of you Meltingpot readers in the City of Angels in June.