Event Details: 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
AFRICAN DIASPORA TC CINE-CLUB
WHEN: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
WHERE: Room 263 Macy
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 @ 6PM
DOUBLE BILL PROGRAM
THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, YESTERDAY AND TODAY!
PAPA NATIONAL OYE
A wicked political satire about African dictators, this film tells the story of the president of a fictitious African nation who spends a sleepless night playing checkers with a pot-smoking vagabond who is claimed to be the "all-around champion". However the rules of the game entail opponents howling vulgar and foul obscenities at one another. The Champion proceeds to insult, and trounce the President. His reward - and fate - are not exactly unexpected in this hilarious send-up of living under tyranny.
Directed by Bakupa Kanyinda Balufu, 1996, 40 min, Democratic Republic of Congo, Comedy, French w/ English subtitles
KINSHASA MBOKA TE
(Kinshasa, Wicked Land)
Kinshasa mboka té... This expression sums up the paradox of the Congolese capital, a place of excesses of all kinds. We want to understand this popular saying, give it a meaning. In a road movie scenario, we go from street to street in search of the locals.
Directed by Douglas Ntimasiemi, 2013, 52 min, Democratic Republic of Congo, Documentary, French w/ English Subtitles
DVDs of films from Africa and the African Diaspora will be on sale at the venue. $15 per DVD; $25 for 2 DVD; $35 for three DVD and $10 for each additional DVD.
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.
Type: No type specified.
Location: 263 Macy
Date & Time: 9/27/2013, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Contact: Diarah N'daw-Spech