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Directed by Jeryl  Prescott Sales | U.S.A. | 2015 | English | 82 Min SCHEDULE Friday, March  23rd @ 6:30pm – 263 Macy (Teachers College, Columbia University) TICKETS HERE Life of women after military service is seldom portrayed in films. The drama Stand Down Soldier tells the story of Sergeant Stacy Armstrong who returns home from three deployments suffering with post traumatic […]

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Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart – Q&A


Directed by Tracy Heather Strain | U.S.A. | 2018 | English | 118 Min SCHEDULE Friday, March  23rd @ 8:30pm – 263 Macy (Teachers College, Columbia University)  Q&A with Director Tracy Heather Strain after the screening! TICKETS HERE Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart is the first-ever feature documentary about Lorraine Hansberry, the visionary playwright who authored the groundbreaking A Raisin in the Sun. […]

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Sexy Money

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  Karin Junger | 2014 | 85 min | Nigeria/Netherlands | documentary | English SEXY MONEY Saturday, March 24th @ 2 PM — TICKETS HERE A reflection of the difficult social conditions of women in many societies in different parts of the world, SEXY MONEY explores frontally with much sensitivity and compassion the broken hopes and hard choices […]

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The Judge


Directed by Erika Cohn | U.S.A. | 2017 | Documentary | Arabic with English subtitles | 76 Min SCHEDULE Saturday, March  24th @ 4:00pm  TICKETS HERE A verité legal drama about Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih, the first woman appointed to a Shari’a court in the Middle East, whose career provides rare insights into both Islamic law and gendered justice.

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Sara Gomez: An Afro-Cuban Filmmaker & White Like the Moon


Alessandra Muller | Cuba/Switzerland | 2005 | doc. | 76 min | in Spanish with English subtitles SARA GOMEZ: AN AFRO-CUBAN FILMMAKER Sat, March 24, 2018 @ 6pm   Buy tickets Sara Gomez, An Afro-Cuban Filmmaker is a rich, multilayered documentary about Afro-Cuban director Sarah Gomez. Born in 1943, she studied literature, piano, and Afro-Cuban ethnography before becoming the first […]

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ANGELICA – Q&A and Reception!


Directed by Marisol Gomez |Mexico/ Puerto rico | 2016 | Drama | 97 min | Spanish/ English SCHEDULE SAT, March. 24 @ 8pm   TICKETS HERE  Q&A with the director after the screening and reception! After her black father suffers a heart attack, Angelica, played by newcomer Michelle Nonó Rodriguez, returns to Puerto Rico from New York after a long […]

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Cape Verde, My Love!


Ana Lucia Ramos Lisboa, 2007, Cape Verde, Drama, 77 min, Creole with English subtitles CAPE VERDE, MY LOVE Sun, March 25th @  1:00PM — TICKETS HERE In Praïa, Cape Verde, Laura, Flavia and Bela are childhood friends. Each leads her own life and each meet from time to time to dance, dine and have fun. However, when Flavia’s husband […]

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Abdias Do Nascimento!


Dir. Aida Marques | 2011 | 95 min | Brazil | Documentary | Portuguese with English subt. Profile below by Fernando Bola, director of Brazil’s TV Camara (no English subtitles) ABDIAS DO NASCIMENTO Sunday, March 25th @  3:00PM — TICKETS HERE Born in Sao Paulo, Abdias do Nascimento founded the Black Experimental Theater in 1944 -Teatro Experimental […]

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Evolutionary Blues: West Oakland’s Music Legacy


Dir. Cheryl Fabio |USA | 2017 | 90 min | Doc | English Evolutionary Blues: West Oakland’s Music Legacy Sneak Preview Screening SCHEDULE SUN, March 25 @ 5pm – TICKETS HERE  BLUES LEGACY      The Blues is an earthy, soul-stirring mélange of roots music and personal narratives that became the defining soundtrack of Black America. Wherever […]

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Dir. Hélène Lee |France/Jamaica | 2011 | 90 min | Doc | English SCHEDULE SUN, March 25 @ 7pm – TICKETS HERE  Thirty Five years after Bob Marley’s death, it is time to pay tribute to Leonard Percival Howell, The First Rasta. At the beginning of the last century, the young Leonard Percival Howell (1893- 1981) left […]

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