The four-day San Diego Black Film Festival kicks off Thursday with the world premiere of “The Prodigal Song,” the story of a talented young artist who struggles with his love of hip hop and his devotion to the church.
Also premiering is the documentary “Hamdan, Through the Gate of Tears: Backstage” about a modern ballet that celebrates one man’s journey from his homeland of Oman to East Africa
This year’s festival features dozens of feature-length films, documentaries, animations and shorts spotlighting African American and African diaspora cinema.
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