ADIFF D.C. 2017 : NYADIFF

NYADIFF

ADIFF D.C. 2017

GWU Marvin Center
800 21st Street NW
Washington DC, 20052


ADIFF D.C. 2017

The DC African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) – DC  will hold its 11th Anniversary from August 18 to 20, 2017 at the George Washington University (GWU) Marvin Center (800 21st Street NW). The weekend will feature fourteen films ‐including 11 DC premieres ‐that will take audiences in and out of the United States.

Get your tickets now by clicking HERE!

 

THE FILMS 

ROSA CHUMBE D.C.

RosaBus_slide

Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 4pm

Washington, D.C. Premiere

Critically acclaimed Rosa Chumbe is a rare film from Peru where the multiculturalism and multiracialism of Peruvien society is present everywhere. Rosa is a mature police officer with both a gambling and a drinking problem. […] Read More

 

MAMA AFRICA – MIRIAM MAKEBA 

Mama-AfricaRESIZED-300x188

Friday, August 18, 2017 @6:30pm

Miriam Makeba was one of the first African musicians who won international stardom and whose music was always anchored in her traditional South African roots. Miriam Makeba was forced into exile in 1959. She sang for John F. Kennedy, performed […] Read More

 

NOT BLACK ENOUGH – Q&A 

not_black_enough

Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 9pm
VIP Reception @ 7:30pm

Washington, D.C. Premiere  

Not Black Enough is a film about class warfare and the cross-tides that African-Americans are dealing with within the black community. The film takes a sometimes humorous, always personal, brutally honest and insightful look into a seldom-explored phenomenon that is pervasive in […] Read More

 

AFRO-LATINO PROGRAM 

COMUNIDADES NEGRASSaturday, August 19, 2017 @10am
THE VALLEY OF BLACK DESCENDANTS (EL VALLE DE LOS NEGROS) & INVISIBLE ROOTS: AFRO-MEXICANS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Washington, D.C. Premieres

In the Azapa Valley (Chile), an oasis in the driest desert in the world, a group of descendants of enslaved men and women brought from Africa are organizing the first African census in […] Read More

 

GURUMBE: AFRO-ANDALOUSIENNE MEMORIES 

gurumbeSaturday, August 19, 2017 @ 12pm 

Washington, D.C. Premiere

Flamenco is synonymous with Spanish culture. Since its inception, theorists have sidelined the fundamental contribution of Afro-Andalusians.  Commercial exploitation of the American colonies brought hundreds of Africans to Spain to be sold as slaves, forming a population who over time managed to gain space in […] Read More

 

SINS OF THE FLESH 

sins of the flesh

Saturday, August 19, 2017 @ 2pm 

Part of Egypt Past and Present program

Washington, D.C. Premiere

A drama set against the Egyptian revolution as a back drop, the story is built around four people who live on a desert farm. It examines issues of love, revenge, passion and the misuse of power that illustrates […] Read More

 

NASSER’S REPUBLIC: THE MAKING OF MODERN EGYPT 

File picture of protesters, who are against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, reacting in Tahrir Square in CairoSaturday, August 19, 2017 @ 4:30pm

Part of Egypt Past and Present program – Screening followed by PANEL DISCUSSION

NASSER’S REPUBLIC: THE MAKING OF MODERN EGYPT is the first film for an American audience about Gamal Abdel Nasser, one of the Arab world’s most transformative leaders. In 1952, as an unknown young Egyptian colonel, […] Read More

 

SWEET BOTTOM

Sweet-Bottom-Beachside-Ritual-1200x800Saturday, August 19, 2017 @ 7pm

Washington, D.C. Premiere

Roy Ashby, who immigrated to Brooklyn as a child returns to Barbados as a deportee. A chef by trade, Roy cannot get a job without a Police Certificate of Character. In Brooklyn, Roy’s […] Read More

 

 

NAKED POET 

slide_nakedpoet-438x246Saturday, August 19, 2017 @ 9pm

Washington, D.C. Premiere

The Naked Poet (A Heart Divided) is the Story of a Poet called Lazarus. The film explores the relationships between his friends, family and lovers. Can a man be in love with more than one woman? Do the sins of the father visit the […] Read More

 

CELL 512 

Cell512

Sunday, August 20, 2017 @10am

Washington, D.C. Premiere

Honorine, a married woman from a modest background with two young children and a loving husband is involved in a car accident that causes the death of a 17-year-old boy. The young man was the son of a rich and vindictive business man who makes […Read More

 

SEASONS OF A LIFE – Q&A SKYPE 

 slide_seasons-438x246Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 12:20pm

A housemaid, who is sexually abused by her boss and made pregnant, is forced to give up her son in order to go on with her education. Six years later, she comes back to claim her son. From Malawi comes this moving story […] Read More

 

 

TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE – PART 1 & 2 

tousaint

Sunday, August 20, 2017–  PART 1 @3pm , PART 2 @4:45pm  

At only eight years old, Toussaint Louverture was marked forever after witnessing a grave tragedy befall his enslaved father. Over two decades later—as an adult and a free man—Louverture enlists his military genius and political acumen to lead the […] Read More

 

 

 

INDEPENDENCE (INDEPENDENCIA) 

INDEPENDÊNCIA resize

Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 7pm

Washington, D.C. Premiere

Independence depicts Angola’s struggle for liberation from Portugal as one of the last African countries to free itself from colonial rule. The film, set from 1961 to 1974, starts with memories of colonial subjugation and highlights the stages of resistance through the testimonies of […] Read More

 

 

ADIFF D.C. SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

WHERE: GWU Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW, Washington DC, 20052

WHEN: August 18 to 20, 2017

 

Friday, August 18

4pm – Rosa Chumbe

6:30pm – Mama Africa

7:30pm – VIP Catered reception

9pm – Not Black Enough – Q&A

 

Saturday, August 19

10am – Afro-Latino Program 

12pm – Gurumbe: Afro-Andalusienne Memories

2pm – Sins of the Flesh – Egypt Past and Present program

4:30pm – Nasser’s Republic – Egypt Past and Present program + Panel

7pm – Sweet Bottom

9pm - Naked Poet

 

Sunday, August 20

10am – Cell 512

12:20pm – Seasons of a Life – Q&A Skype

3pm – Toussaint Part 1

4:45pm – Toussaint Part 2

7pm – Independencia 

 

GET TICKETS

 

TICKET PRICES

OPENING NIGHT VIP PASS: $ 35
Gives access to both films and VIP reception

OPENING NIGHT FILM: Not Black Enough
Films, discussion only: $15
film, discussion & VIP reception: $25

REGULAR SCREENINGS
$13 Regular Price$11 Students and Seniors$10 for groups of ten or more

FESTIVAL PASSES
FESTIVAL Pass: $100  – gives access to all festival events including VIP reception
Early Bird rate FESTIVAL Pass: $80 – until July 31, 2017
Opening Night VIP Pass: $35
Toussaint L’ouverture Part 1&2 Pass: $20
Egypt Past and Present program: Sins of the Flesh, Nasser’s Republic & Panel: $20

Day Pass – Saturday: $50
Day Pass – Sunday: $40

 

THANK YOU TO ADIFF DC 2017 SPONSORS!

LogoDCWide

Comments are closed.