KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS AND OTHER SCREENINGS: African Diaspora International Film Festival

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Today's screenings: Kirikou and the Sorceress, Ava and Gabriel  & Daratt/Dry Season

GREAT ADIFF FILMS - PART 1

263-Macy

Teachers College, Columbia University

525 W. 120th St New York, NY 10025

FREE STREET PARKING SAT and SUN.

TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION: $12

STUDENTS + SENIORS: $10

WEEKEND PASS: $30

KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS

Sat, May 30 @ 2PM –  BUY TICKETS

This animated film exquisitely recounts the tale of tiny Kirikou, born in an African village in which Karaba the Sorceress has placed a terrible curse. Kirikou sets out on a quest to free his village of the curse and find out the secret of why Karaba is so wicked. Directed by Michel Ocelot, 1998, 74 min, animated feature in English.

 

AVA & GABRIEL: A LOVE STORY

Sat, May 30 @ 4PM – 263 Macy  BUY TICKETS

Set in Curacao in the 1940s, Ava & Gabriel: A Love Story tells of the painter Gabriel Goedbloed, who arrives from Holland to paint a mural of the Virgin Mary in a local church. Gabriel is black, originally from Surinam. The colonial Antillean society proves less than tolerant towards him, especially after he chooses as his model a young Black teacher, Ava. Jury Prize, Festival International de Cine Latino Americano, Havana Cuba, 1990

Ava & Gabriel 15m

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DARATT / DRY SEASON

Sat, May 30 @ 6PM –  BUY TICKETS

GREAT AFRICAN FILMS

After a forty ­year civil war, the radio announces the government has just amnestied the war criminals. Outraged by the news, Gumar Abatcha orders his grandson Atim, to trace the man who killed his father and to execute him. Atim obeys and, armed with his father's own gun, goes in search of Nassara, the man who made him an orphan. Directed by Mahamat Saleh Haroun, 2006, 96 min, Chad, Drama, Chadian Arabic, French, English subt.

 

JEWS OF EGYPT

Sun, May 31 @ 3PM –  BUY TICKETS

A documentary that captures fragments of the lives of the Egyptian Jewish community in the first half of the twentieth century until their second grand exodus after the tripartite attack of 1956. An attempt to understand the change in the identity of the Egyptian society that turned from a society full of tolerance and acceptance of one another and how it changed gradually by mixing religious and political views into a society that rejects the others. Directed by Amir Ramses, 2013, 95 min.,

Egypt, Documentary, Arabic/French/English subt.

Jews of Egypt English Trailer

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THE STORY OF LOVERS ROCK

Sun, May 31 @ 5PM  -  TICKETS HERE

Lovers Rock, often dubbed ‘romantic reggae’ is a uniquely Black British sound that developed in the late 70s and 80s against a backdrop of riots, racial tension and sound systems. Live performance, comedy sketches, dance, interviews and archive shed light on the music and the generation that embraced it. Menelik Shabazz, 2011, 96mins, musical documentary, English 

 

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