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"Obama Mama" to Screen at TC: Headlines 22nd annual African Diaspora International Film Festival

"Obama Mama" to Screen at TC: Headlines 22nd annual African Diaspora International Film Festival
On Sunday evening, December 14th, at 6 pm, TC's Cowin Center will be the venue the New York City premiere of "Obama Mama," a documentary about Stanley Ann Dunham, mother of the nation's first black president. The film's director, Vivian Norris, will be on hand for a question-and-answer session following the screening.

"Obama Mama" is one of 88 offerings of the 22nd annual African Diaspora International Film Festival, which will run in New York City from November 28 through December 14. The Festival will include the New York premiere of "Supremacy," by the producers of "Django Unchained."

As in past years, the festival is co-sponsored by The College's Vice President's Office of Diversity and Community Affairs. Among the many films that will be shown on TC's campus are:

  • the New York premiere of "Bound: Africans vs. African Americans,"a documentary about the tensions between these two groups (Friday, December 13th, 7 pm, Milbank Chapel; director Peres Owino will discuss the film);
  • three films by Afro-Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando ("Oggun: An Eternal Presence," which will be shown in Milbank on Friday November 28th at 4 pm; "Breaking the Silence Chapter 1,2 & 3", parts 1 and 2 of which will be shown in Milbank on Saturday, November 29th at 6 pm, and part 3 of which  will be shown in Milbank on Saturday, November 29th at 8 pm; and the New York premiere of "Reshipment," which will be shown on Sunday, November 30th, at 6 pm in Grace Dodge 179);
  • and the U.S. premiere of "Steps to Liberty," a documentary by Rokhaya Diallo about the 1984 March for Equality and Against Racism in France. Diallo will be on hand for a question-and-answer session following the screening, which will take place in 179 Grace Dodge.

Created and run by the husband-and-wife team of former TC faculty member Reinaldo Spech and former TC budget director Diarah N’Daw-Spech, The festival, launched in 1993, is an eclectic mix of foreign, independent, classic and urban films (including several that are first runs) representing the global black experience. Its mission is to “present these films to diverse audiences, redesign the Black cinema experience, and strengthen the role of African and African-descent directors in contemporary world cinema."

Learn more about ADIFF at www.NYADIFF.org or 212-864-1760.

Published Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

"Obama Mama" to Screen at TC: Headlines 22nd annual African Diaspora International Film Festival

On Sunday evening, December 14th, at 6 pm, TC's Cowin Center will be the venue the New York City premiere of "Obama Mama," a documentary about Stanley Ann Dunham, mother of the nation's first black president. The film's director, Vivian Norris, will be on hand for a question-and-answer session following the screening.

"Obama Mama" is one of 88 offerings of the 22nd annual African Diaspora International Film Festival, which will run in New York City from November 28 through December 14. The Festival will include the New York premiere of "Supremacy," by the producers of "Django Unchained."

As in past years, the festival is co-sponsored by The College's Vice President's Office of Diversity and Community Affairs. Among the many films that will be shown on TC's campus are:

  • the New York premiere of "Bound: Africans vs. African Americans,"a documentary about the tensions between these two groups (Friday, December 13th, 7 pm, Milbank Chapel; director Peres Owino will discuss the film);
  • three films by Afro-Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando ("Oggun: An Eternal Presence," which will be shown in Milbank on Friday November 28th at 4 pm; "Breaking the Silence Chapter 1,2 & 3", parts 1 and 2 of which will be shown in Milbank on Saturday, November 29th at 6 pm, and part 3 of which  will be shown in Milbank on Saturday, November 29th at 8 pm; and the New York premiere of "Reshipment," which will be shown on Sunday, November 30th, at 6 pm in Grace Dodge 179);
  • and the U.S. premiere of "Steps to Liberty," a documentary by Rokhaya Diallo about the 1984 March for Equality and Against Racism in France. Diallo will be on hand for a question-and-answer session following the screening, which will take place in 179 Grace Dodge.

Created and run by the husband-and-wife team of former TC faculty member Reinaldo Spech and former TC budget director Diarah N’Daw-Spech, The festival, launched in 1993, is an eclectic mix of foreign, independent, classic and urban films (including several that are first runs) representing the global black experience. Its mission is to “present these films to diverse audiences, redesign the Black cinema experience, and strengthen the role of African and African-descent directors in contemporary world cinema."

Learn more about ADIFF at www.NYADIFF.org or 212-864-1760.
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