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South African fest aims at racism

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The Film Festival Against Racism opens today, timed to coincide with the United Nations conference on racism in Durban, South Africa.

Slate includes 56 docus and films on globalization, poverty, media representation, environmental racism, debt, reparations and landlessness.

Event includes panel discussions with filmmakers Heile Gerima, born in Ethiopia but now based in the U.S., Lionel Ngakane of South Africa and Ousmane Sembene of Senegal. Fest closes Sept. 7.

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