Friday, January 28, 2005

Jade's On A Roll!!!

Jade's on a roll and on her way to Hollywood! Jade was accepted into PAFF. Now, REEL Sisters! Read the latest press release. And, go to her website, WWW.JADEFILM.COM to see what she's all about!

J A D E Films, Pending L.L.C.
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• DeafVision Filmworks/JADE Films Productions' documentary film, "Listen to the Hands of Our People" (director’s new cut) selected for 2005 Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series

• “Listen to the Hands of our People” movie preview viewing available at:

JANUARY 27, 2005 (NEW YORK, NEW YORK) -- DeafVision Filmworks & JADE
Films Productions are pleased to announce that Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series selected “Listen to the Hands of Our People” in their 8th Annual Film Festival March 11-13, 2005.

“Listen to the Hands of Our People,” an award-winning documentary is about seven H.I.V. positive deaf people living with AIDS. They talk about coping with fears, fears of dying, being alone, and accepting living with AIDS.

REEL SISTERS solicits films from around the country and through international organizations to represent women of color globally. Efforts are made to celebrate thematic as well as aesthetically films of multi-genres showcasing the talents and leadership roles of women directors, producers, screenwriters, filmmakers, and other behind the scene roles.

“Listen to the Hands of Our People” schedule showing will be available by February 8, 2005. Jade’s brief director biography and film synopsis will also be published on Reel Sisters of the Diaspora’s website and within their Festival journal. Ann Marie “Jade” Bryan will also be participating in the Film Festival’s powerful Q & A sessions and weekend festivities.

For more information and 2005 Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series schedule, go to their website at

“Listen to the Hands of Our People” and other film works are available for sale through JADE Films website at Sale proceedings will go toward paying for Jade’s festival appearance, networking and interpreters. Financial contributions can also be made to DeafVision Filmworks through paying online by clicking on Jade would greatly appreciate your support. Your money is 100% tax-deductible and will go toward DeafVision Filmworks. JADE Films is a project supported by DeafVision Filmworks, a 501©3 tax-exempt non-profit organization.

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About DeafVision Filmworks, Inc.
DeafVision Filmworks, founded in 1991, caters to filmmakers of color to
develop stories that are overlooked, ignored, or suppressed by the media
gatekeepers. It is a New York-based non-profit corporation founded by
African American Ann Marie “Jade” Bryan who believes in the importance
of educating the general public about the cultural experiences of Deaf and
Hard of Hearing population. Your contribution helps finance productions and
design and administer new programs and activities that support emerging
filmmakers and builds audiences for their work.

About JADE Films Production
JADE Films – where the passion of words are turned into action. JADE
Films is an independent film production company engaged in the development and
production of multi-media technology, video, broadcasting, television
and film. The mission is to raise consciousness about African Americans and
Latinos who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, whether culturally Deaf or with
varied degrees of hearing loss who do not identify with deaf culture.

“The visual of ‘OUR LIFE, OUR CULTURE’ is a motion picture we see everyday, unless it is HOW you see them. If Hollywood won’t do it, who will?” - Jade