Africa Diaspora International Film Festival: Friday's Screenings & Panel

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A new film documenting African hip-hop pioneer Didier Awadi as he records African Presidents, an album spotlighting revolutionary African leaders like Thomas Sankara, Patrice Lumumba and Kwame Nkrumah, who led Africa's struggle for self-determination.

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Africa Diaspora International Film Festival screenings and Panel Discussion


ADIFF SCREENINGS. Friday, Dec. 7 @ 6:30PM
Screenings, Panel & Reception

TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

"AFRICA STRAIGHT UP"
  (US Premiere)

With more than a billion people spread across 54 countries speaking more than 3,000 languages, Africa cannot - and should not - be limited to a single narrative. Africa Straight Up is a more complete story about Africa and its diaspora.

Directed by Jaime Puerta and Warren Adams, 2012, 29 min, South Africa, Documentary, English. 

Shown with "The United States of Africa."  (US Premiere).

A new film documenting African hip-hop pioneer Didier Awadi as he records African Presidents, an album spotlighting revolutionary African leaders like Thomas Sankara, Patrice Lumumba and Kwame Nkrumah, who led Africa's struggle for self-determination.

Directed by Yanick Letourneau, 2011, 75 min, Quebec/Senegal, Documentary in English/French/Wolof with English subtitles.
 
United States of Africa : Beyond Hip-hop
 
Panel discussion after the screening With:

Teresa Clarke of Africa.com
Milton Allimadi, Founder and Publisher of the Black Star News
Mohamed H. Keita, Committee to Protect Journalists  
Moderator TBA
 
Program followed by reception sponsored by the Québec Government Office in New York
Tickets: $12/$10

BUY FESTIVAL TICKETS   Fri, Dec. 7 @ 6:30PM  

     
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