ADIFF CHICAGO: Bigger Than Africa : NYADIFF

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ADIFF CHICAGO: Bigger Than Africa

  Historical/Epic Documentary| Premiere: Chicago | 2018 | Runtime: 90 | Country: US  | Directed by: Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye

SCHEDULE

OPENING NIGHT
Friday, June 8,  8:30pm – Q&A with director Oluwatoyin Ibrahim Adekeye
Opening Reception at 7:30pm

Also, Sunday, June 10, 6:30 pm  –  Facets Cinémathèque

TICKETS HERE

The most pronounced African Culture of the Diasporas remains the culture of the Yoruba. From Brazil to Trinidad, United States to Cuba, Haiti and the entire Caribbean, this West African culture dominates all other Cultures of Africa and could be said to have survived the plantations for hundreds of years. Bigger Than Africa follows the trans-Atlantic slave trade route from West Africa to six different countries– USA, Nigeria, Brazil, Republic of Benin, Trinidad & Tobago and Cuba– to explore and find reasons for the survival of this particular group of Africans. When the slave boats docked in the Americas, Cuba and the Caribbean, hundreds of cultures and religions came with the Africans but only one survived the plantations.

 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Oluwatoyin Ibrahim Adekeye, originally from Nigeria, is now based in Los Angeles. Founder of Motherland Productions, he is on a journey with great vision and creative ability. A graduate of LACC and the Los Angeles Film School programs, Oluwatoyin Ibrahim Adekeye is an artist with eyes for detail & passion for perfection.

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WHAT: 16th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival – Chicago

WHEN:  June 8-June 14, 2018

WHERE: Facets Cinémathèque

The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For a full schedule and to order advance tickets online please call 773-281-4114 or 212-864-1760 or visit http://www.facets.org or http://www.NYADIFF.org.  Tickets are  $15 for Opening Night and $10 general admission.

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