Event Details: The Best of the African Diaspora International Film Festival
Description: The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs
and The African Diaspora International Film Festival
invite you to the
THE BEST OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
WHEN: FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 to SUNDAY, JANUARY 12
WHERE: Milbank Chapel
Fri, Jan. 10 @ 6:30pm Toussaint Louverture, a riveting two-part epic film depicting the life of the Haitian leader.
Sat, Jan. 11 @ 2pm Go For Sisters, by two time Academy Award nominee John Sayles (Lone Star) starring LisaGay Hamilton and Edward James Olmos
Sat, Jan. 11 @ 3pm Haiti Program with Looking for Life, Haiti, Apocalypse Now and Birthright Crisis
Looking for Life by Claudette Coulange, a powerful look Haitian women daily struggles in an era of globalization; Haiti, Apocalypse Now by Arnold Antonin directed soon after the 2010 Haiti earthquake and Birthright Crisis 2013 by Miriam Neptune, which focuses on the ongoing crisis faced by Dominican of Haitian descent.
Sat, Jan. 11 @ 4:30pm Tula, The Revolt, is a film set in Curaçao in the Caribbean during slavery times
Sat, Jan. 11 @ 6:30pm Alice Walker, Beauty in Truth, a penetrating look at the life and work of this artist, human rights activist, and self-confessed renegade
Sun, Jan. 12 @ 2pm Jews of Egypt called by Joseph Fahim of Variety Arabia “the most accomplished, most important Egyptian non-fiction film of the past five years,” – a documentary that explores how the Jews of Egypt turned in the eyes of Egyptians from partners in the same country to enemies.
Sun, Jan. 12 @ 4pm Tango Negro & Candombe
Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango by Angolan filmmaker Dom Pedro which explores Tango’s Africanness and the contribution of African cultures in the creation of the music of El Rio de la Plata – to be screened with short film Candombe from Uruguay.
Sun, Jan. 12 @ 6:30pm Spies of Mississippi, an explosive documentary based on a book by the same name that tells the story of a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation and maintain white supremacy during the Civil Rights Movement.
Ticket price: FREE WITH A VALID TC ID - $15, $12, $10 without an ID.
http://www.NYADIFF.org Tel: (212) 864-1760
To request disability-related accommodations contact OASID at firstname.lastname@example.org, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (646) 755-3144 video phone, as early as possible.
Location: Milbank Chapel
Date & Time: From 1/10/2014 6:30 PM To 1/12/2014 9:30 PM
Contact: Diarah N'daw-Spech