FILM – LOS ANGELES – Don’t miss John Santos’ SKIN TO SKIN as part of PAFF 2023

The 2023 Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) is scheduled at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza from Feb. 9 to 20, 2023. Included in a long list of interesting films is percussionist John Santos’ documentary Santos – Skin to Skin. Since I’ve looked for it online without success, know that this might be one of few opportunities to see it. 

John Santos is a seven-time Grammy nominee and community activist who in Santos – Skin to Skin “links the rhythms of his ancestors to contemporary struggles against urban gentrification, social inequality, and racial injustice” (paffreimagined23.eventive.org).

Of Puerto Rican and Cape Verdean ancestry, Santos is a champion of Afro-Latin music, an educator, and a performer, who is seen in this documentary in the company of several great musicians. 

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Other films that you should see during PAFF 2023 are its opening film Chevalier (2023), and Daughter of the Sea (2022) – a short-film from Puerto Rico about a girl who receives a calling from Yemaya. 

PAFF 2023 will happen in-person at the  Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA 90008. Scheduling is still under way, but passes can already be purchased here. 

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