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NC Black Film Festival offers hope through movies

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The 13th NC Black Film Festival took action Thursday night at the Cameron Art Museum.
 
After the ‘Cinemixer,’ where organizers met with filmmakers and viewers, they all watched ‘Things Never Said.’ Directed and written by Charles Murray, it's about an aspiring poet in a troubled marriage who sparks with a new man who helps her find her artistic voice. 
 
Organizers said to help the Black community deal with violence and discrimination, they use art in the form of movies. The festival is an outlet for African American filmmakers and actors. Organizers said the art helps them show and process their struggles and triumphs in a positive and inspirational way.
 
"I think the arts is a good way to share your pain, share your sorrows, share your joy whether it's film, whether it's theater, whether it's visual art,” said Charlon Turner, the NC Black Film Festival director. 
 
“I think it's a very important part of every community and I think it's a strong part of the Black community. Over the years through all the trials and tribulations, I think it's a strong way in how we've survived."
 
All of the films are either written, directed, produced or acted by African Americans or feature subject matter that relates to their culture.
 
The festival continues through Sunday. For a complete schedule, click here.

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