19th African Film Festival Presents: Africans in the Diaspora: Expatriates and H
The 19th New York African Film Festival kicks off with a special preview of the two-month program at WNYC's The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. The program also features:
4/11: Opening Reception and 'Mama Africa' Screening
4/13: Festival Celebration Party with DJ Spooky and 'Relentless' Screening
On April 5th, experimental musician and "Sound Unbound" author, Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky), will set the tone for the evening, performing a live re-scoring of Ousmane Sembène's classic film, Borom Sarret.
Following his performance, other guests who will lend their voices and insights to the evening including: NYU's Kanbar Institute of Film & Television Assistant Professor and filmmaker, Yemane Demissie; African cinema critic, Beatriz Leal; and new-media journalist, editor, and documentary filmmaker, Raquel Cepeda.
This event is moderated by WNYC's The Takeaway Senior Editor and Special Correspondent, Femi Oke. Introduction by Organisation de la Francophonie Ambassador Filippe Savadogo (former director of FESPACO).
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