Published in Inside - Volume XII, No.4
Featuring over 70 films from over 25 countries from November 24–December 10, the African Diaspora Film Festival celebrated the richness and diversity of the global black experience. The festival, directed by TC’s Associate Budget Director Diarah N’Daw-Spech, featured shorts, features, dramas, documentaries and classics, including world premieres and appearances by internationally known directors and talent, and highlighted the lives of people from Africa and of African descent. Many of the works focused on the art and contributions of Caribbean people, including one documentary on Algerian revolution spokesman Frantz Fanon and one on Cuba
’s first female filmmaker, Sara Gomez. In its 14th year, the 2006 ADFF was produced and supported by ArtMattan Productions, TC’s Center for Educational Outreach, TC’s Office for Diversity, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences 2006 Award, the New York City Council and others.