African Diaspora Film Festival Opens

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[African Diaspora International Film Festival]

The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) which organizers say "presents an eclectic mix of urban, classic, independent and foreign films that depict the richness and diversity of the life experience of people of African descent and Indigenous people all over the world" opens this Friday in New York City with several films that will be shown over the week.

This year, the lineup is impressive.

"We are proud to announce that The Pirogue by Moussa Touré has won the Golden Tanit at the 2012 Carthage Film Festival," says Diarah N'Daw-Spech who together with Reinaldo Barroso-Spech, are founders of the film festival, in a release promoting the festival.

"The Cartage Film Festival is held in Tunisia every two years. The Cartage Film Festival and FESPACO in Burkina Faso are the two most important film festivals on the African continent that showcase African and Afro-Centric theme films."

La Pirogue will be screened on Friday, Nov. 30 at 6pm with short Swiss film Objection 6.  "With amazing camera work putting you in the shoes of the lead character, Objection 6  tells the story of a deportation that happened in March 2010, which ended with the tragic death of an asylum seeker," N'Daw-Spech adds.
 
ADIFF is also extremely proud to announce that Doctor Bello by Tony Abulu continues to demonstrate at a global scale the talent and creativity of African filmmakers all over the world.
 
Doctor Bello, after opening the 20th African Diaspora Film Festival in New York, will be showcased in Lagos, Nigeria, London, UK and Johannesburg,South Africa.
 
Doctor Bello and The Pirogue will be part of a Special Presentation on Friday November 30 at the NYIT Auditorium located on 1871 Broadway and 61st Street in Manhattan.  

Tickets $15 per film available here www.NYADIFF.org  

Tel: 212-864-1760


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