Events: 19th African Film Festival Presents: Festival Celebration Party and 'Relentless'

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19th African Film Festival Presents: Festival Celebration Party and 'Relentless'

Friday, April 13
The Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery – Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center, New York New York
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On Friday, April 13th, 2012, African Film Festival, Inc. and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present the 19th New York African Film Festival centerpiece film, 'Relentless' by Nigerian director Andy Amadi Okoroafor and starring Nneka.

Relentless is about Obi, who is a peace-keeping soldier in worn torn Sierra Leone, where he meets Blessing a Sierra Leonean woman. His life is devastated when he finds Blessing mutilated by rebels. His only option is to end her misery. On his return to Lagos, Obi is a man battling with the scars of war. By day he runs a small security company with Ola, his best friend and fellow war veteran; at night he walks the lonely streets of Lagos. A haunting story about loneliness, love and self-discovery set in Africa's throbbing megacity Lagos, Relentless delicately explores the effects of war and loss.

This is the U.S. premiere of the film and will be accompanied with a special pre-screening dance performance by Khaleah London, and a post-screening party with DJ Spooky!

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