Win Tickets to The 19th African Film Festival

19th NY Annual African Film Festival

Presented under the banner theme 21st Century: The Homecoming, this year’s New York African Film Festival will screen contemporary and classic African films that explore the notion of home and homeland, from the legacy of music legend Miriam Makeba (subject of our Opening Night film, Mama Africa) to disaporic visions like the New York-set Restless City, which comes direct from its acclaimed premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In addition, to mark the 100th anniversary of the African National Congress (ANC), NYAFF will pay homage through performances by artists working in music, dance and film.

Don’t miss this eclectic sampling of some of the most popular dramas, documentaries and experimental works currently unfolding on screens across the African continent. Series programmed by Richard Peña for the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Mahen Bonetti of African Film Festival, Inc.

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NYC: African Film Festival Family Day – Postponed Sept 11

 

The African Film Festival is bringing the community a pretty rad free event. Partake in dance classes with “world-renowned choreographers and master teachers from Brazil, Senegal, and Guinea,” sit down for some storytelling, join a quilting workshop, or enjoy African films by emerging and established directors shown throughout the day.

If that wasn’t enough, get your grub on with the delicious African food vendors on site as well!

Event Details
Governors Island, Manhattan
Sunday, September 11
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

UPDATE: Due to Hurricane Irene, African Film Festival Family Day has been moved back (from August 28) to the rain date of September 11, 2011. Check the official Facebook and Twitter pages below for updates as the rain date approaches.

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