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HERO Film Gets Top Honors At PAFF in LA

Lead actor Nickolai Salcedo, Director Frances-Anne Solomon, Actress Tatyana Ali, Executive Producer Lisa Wickham, Actor Affion Crockett.


News AmericasTORONTO, Canada, Thurs. Feb. 27, 2020: Following a sold-out Opening Night of the 28th Pan African Film and Arts Festival, (PAFF) with more than 1000 patrons at the Director’s Guild of America in West Hollywood,  and two subsequent packed screenings, Frances-Anne Solomon’s HERO  was awarded the newly created Ja’Net Feature Narrative Award, renamed in honor of PAFF co-founder, Ja’Net Dubois.

The well-loved actress and songwriter, who sadly passed away unexpectedly during this year’s festival, was best known for her role as Willona in the TV series, Good Times.

“We are proud to be the recipient of this inaugural award in honour of Ja’Net. Hero is a film about a Pan African trailblazer and it resonated deeply with audiences at this festival,” says Frances-Anne Solomon, who wrote, produced and directed the film…


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