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‘Wolf’ Wins 6th Award at the Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival


Congratulations go to Assistant Professor Ya’Ke Smith, he was awarded "Special Jury Recognition- Best Director, First Feature" at the 2013 Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival. This is the Films Sixth award, Smith States, “ We were in great company, competing with films from all across the globe. It's truly an honor!”

About the Festival:

Established in 1992, The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of cultural and racial tolerance and understanding through the exhibition of film, art and creative expression.

It is PAFF’s goal to present and showcase the broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help to destroy negative stereotypes. We believe film and art can lead to better understanding and foster communication between peoples of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles, while at the same time, serve as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times.

Each year PAFF screens over One Hundred Fifty (150) quality films from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the South Pacific and Canada! These films showcase the diversity and complexity of people of African descent and draw in over 35,000 people from across the U.S. and around the world!

About the Film:

A family is shaken to its core when they discover that a trusted pastor has molested their son. As they struggle to deal with the betrayal, their son heads towards a total mental collapse because of his love for his abuser. In the meantime, the pastor tries to exorcise his demons. An intimate and heart-wrenching look into the lives of the individuals behind the headlines.