ADIFF 2017 School Program : NYADIFF


ADIFF 2017 School Program


Bring your students to ADIFF 2017 School Program for FREE!

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Schedule: School Program 2017

Introduction letter: 25th ADIFF_SP_Letter of invitation-2017-p1

Sing up form: 25th ADIFF_SP_form-2017


Friday, Dec. 1st @ 11 AM – Teachers College, Chapel. 

Obdulio, an 11-year-old Afro-Uruguayan boy who lives in Montevideo, sells newspapers in the streets to help out with the household expenses and has no interest in attending school. One night he meets the “Maestro,” a charismatic watchman who possesses magical gifts.Through poetry and the lyrics of the “Murgas” (Carnival Pierrots) during the mythical nights of the irreverent Uruguayan carnival, the magician introduces Obdulio to a world of literacy and a different perspective about the meaning of life.  Leonardo Ricagni, 2005, 100 min, Uruguay, drama in Spanish with English subtitles. 




Wednesday, Nov. 29th  @ 11 AM, Monday, Dec. 4th @ 11AM, Friday, Dec. 8th @ 11 AM  – Teachers College, Chapel

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. Michel Ocelot, 1998, 74 min, animated feature in English.






Thursday, Dec. 7th  @ 11AM – Cinema Village

Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager, grows up surrounded by exclusion and racism. When his younger brother and closest friend disappears, Tomas hits the streets to finds his friends and identity. Colombia, 2012, Drama, 90 min, Spanish with English subtitles, Juan Andrés Arango Garcia, dir.





Friday, Dec. 1st @ 11 AM  – Cinema Village 

Faced with a drought that endangers the continuity of their people, a group of Masai adolescents must bring back the mane of a legendary lion to appease the wrath of the God and bring back the rains. The survival of their culture depends on this quest. Pascal Plisson, 2005, 94min, France/Kenya, drama in  Masai with English Subtitles.




Thursday Nov,  30th @ 11 AM  – Teachers College, Chapel.

Abi, a dynamic and resourceful twelve year old boy, leaves with his mother Degua and his 26 years old university graduate unemployed brother Zelalem (Zele).  Abi, who is a hard working boy with two jobs, supports his poor mother and his older unemployed brother through their day to day lives.  But when their mother dies of Hepatitus B and Abi is also infected by the virus, Zele must face the big challenge of supporting his own life and keeping his younger brother alive by earning the 20,000 Ethiopian birr per month needed for his brother’s medication. (Directed by Knife Banbu, 2014, Ethiopia, Drama, 105 min, Amharic w/ English subtitles)



The Souls of Black Girls 

Monday Nov. 27th @ 11AM – Teachers College

Tuesday, Dec. 5th @ 11AM – Cinema Village

A provocative news documentary that questions whether or not women of color are suffering from a self-image disorder. USA, 2008, 52 min, Documentary, English, Daphe Valerius, dir.













Tuesday, Nov. 28th @ 11AM – Teachers College, Chapel

Wednesday, Dec. 6th @11AM – Cinema Village

Conceived as an effort to alter the way African-American children see themselves and their ancestors, this docu-drama highlights the inventive and inspired contributions of African-Americans in the 1840s, the period leading to the Civil War in American History. Directed by Tyrone Young, USA, 2010, Docu-drama 83 min, English.




To book Call 212.864.1760 or e-mail at

Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street (Btw Broadway & Amsterdam)
Train 1 to 116th St.

Cinema Village 
22 E 12th St (Between 5th ave and University place) New York, NY 10003 Trains 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R or W to 14th st Union Square.

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