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YO ADRIAN Ep. 15: TIFF Highlights with Guest Julie Dash

Agnes Varda, Barry Jenkins, Busta Rhymes, Nollywood, Julie Dash... It must be TIFF '16

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Sep 16, 2016

In a special TIFF '16 episode, Kiva and Fariha talk about the highlights of their Festival, including Kiva's time hanging out with Agnes Varda and getting an official photo with her (1:45), meeting the "really kind" Busta Rhymes and hanging with literal angel and friend of the show Barry Jenkins, whose Moonlight is making waves with critics and audiences (4:41), the awesomeness of seeing films made by people of colour and women getting a great deal of media attention during Festival (5:49), film bros being film bros (6:48), and TIFF as a gateway to real diversity in film (7:52).

In Round Two, friend of the show Nikissi Serumaga-Jamo interviews the great Julie Dash about Daughters of the Dust, 26 years later (9:05), being a reference point for Beyonce (10:58), how researching for the film changed her understanding of Gullah/Geechee culture and her own history (11:47), the "remarkable" experience of encountering Lemonade (12:46), remaining fresh and original as a filmmaker (14:19), restoring the skin tone of Daughters to its original state (15:50), and advice for young filmmakers (16:52).