Long Beach Indie International Film, Media & Music Festival

(Photo courtesy of - Tawala Sharp)

The Mo’Kelly Show welcomes Dr. Daniel Walker; Founder of the Long Beach Indie International Film, Media & Music Festival to the program.(Photo courtesy of - Long Beach Indie)

Founded by Dr. Daniel Walker in 2014, the Long Beach Indie International Film, Media & Music Festival celebrates diverse content and creators.

Dr. Walker created the Long Beach Indie International Film, Media & Music Festival because he wanted to bring true diversity to every facet of the media and entertainment ecosystem about more than just names on the closing credits and recognition during awards season.

There are several must-see movies tackling poignant issues like race in “REPAIRations! The Musical”; girls being forced into arranged marriages in “Leeches”; HIV in the Jusse Smollett-executive produced “90 Days”; Afro-Cuban music in “Soy Cubana” and the plight of female rappers in “Bridging Emcees”.

For the Career Conference on Saturday; representatives from entertainment companies are coming out to provide opportunities for urban communities to enter into the industry as we talk about creating a pipeline that addresses the current and historic diversity issue in entertainment and tech.

The festival takes place Wed., Aug. 30 - Sun., Sept. 3.

Movie screenings will be held at Cinemark at the Pike Theaters: 99 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90892

Conference will be at Hilton Long Beach Hotel: 701 Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90831

For more information visit the festival website: longbeachindie.com

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