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MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA – NYADIFF 2017

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South Africa  | 2011 | 90 minutes | English | Mika Kaurismäki SCHEDULE WED Nov. 29  @ 7pm – TC Chapel – CENTERPIECE SUN Dec. 3 @ 3:30pm – Cinema Village 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 […]

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The Giant is Falling – NYADIFF 2017

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South Africa | 2017 | 83 minutes | English | Rehad Desai and Jabulani Mzozo | U.S PREMIERE SCHEDULE SUN, Nov. 26 @ 3:15pm – TC 179GD SUN, Dec. 3 @ 8pm – TC Chapel WED Dec. 6 @ 3:30pm – Cinema Village The Giant is Falling takes us through the big political events of recent years that signify the dying days of […]

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The Last Revolutionary – NYADIFF 2017

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 USA | 2017 | 75 minutes | English | Michael Brewer NY PREMIER SCHEDULES  SUN, Nov. 26 @ 4pm – TC Chapel THU, Nov 30 @ 6 :15pm – MIST Harlem Mac Perkins is in his Los Angeles throwback hideout, plotting to stop an attack from the far right and racist groups around the country. When his old ex-revolutionary buddy Jack Armstrong, whom […]

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Foreign Body – NYADIFF 2017

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France, Tunisia | 2016 | 92 minutes | Arabic and French with English subtitles | Raja Amari NY PREMEIR SCHEDULES SAT, Dec. 2 @ 9:10pm – Cinema Village SUN, Dec, 3 @ 5pm – TC Chapel After a dangerous passage from Tunisia, Samia finds refuge at her old friend Imed’s (Salim Kechiouche, Blue is the Warmest Color) apartment in Lyon. Hungry for […]

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Never Came Back – NYADIFF 2017

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 USA | 2017 | 82 minutes | English | Jeremiah Jahi NY PREMIER SCHEDULE TUE, Nov. 28 @ 6pm – TC Chapel SAT, Dec. 2 @ 5:30pm – TC Chapel A carefully observed debut, shot in bleary, melancholy black and white, Never Came Back chronicles the return of a long absent patriarch to the arms of his ambivalent family after a period of twenty-five […]

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Woven – NYADIFF 2017

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 US | 2017 | 96 minutes | English | Salome Mulugeta and Nagwa Ibrahim NY PREIMER SCHEDULE SAT, Nov. 25 @ 8pm – TC Cowin – GALA Red Carpet @ 7:00pm SUN, Dec. 3 @ 9:10 – Cinema village  Attempting to integrate her mother’s traditions with her own dreams, Ethiopian-born Elenie Tariku’s life is destroyed when a mysterious crime in New York […]

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Horace Tapscott Musical Griot – NYADIFF 2017

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 USA | 2017 | 72 minutes | English | Barbara McCullough An insightful testament to the life of the late Horace Tapscott- piano genius and mentor to three generations of young jazz musicians. He was a griot (storyteller) who in West African societies maintains the legacy, knowledge, and history of their group traditions. From his boyhood arrival to Los Angeles from Texas […]

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Rosa Chumbe – NYADIFF 2017

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Peru | 2015 | 75 minutes | Drama | Spanish with English subtitles | Jonatan Relayze Peru’s 2018 official foreign language Oscar submission! Rosa is a mature police officer with both a gambling and a drinking problem. She lives with her daughter Sheila, who has a little baby. One day, after a big fight between them, Sheila steals her mother’s savings and […]

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