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DIGNITY / Les Pirogues des Hautes Terres

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US Premiere Sat, Nov. 24 @ 8:30PM – Thalia Mon, Nov. 26 @ 6PM – Chapel – Teachers College On October 1947, rail workers of the French colonies in West Africa went on strike for five months. The main focus of the strike was in Thiès, a rail junction in Senegal. Dignity is a riveting […]

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GUERRILLA GRANNIES

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US Premiere Fri, Nov. 30 @ 6PM – Cowin – Teachers College Sun, Dec. 2 @ 4:10PM – Thalia After ten years as guerrilla fighters in the Mozambican war against 500 years of Portuguese colonialism, Monica, Maria and Amelia talk about their lives. A candid conversation about past aspirations and present political, economic and social […]

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THE UNITED STATES OF AFRICA / LES ETATS UNIS D’AFRIQUE & AFRICA STRAIGHT UP

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US Premiere Fri, Dec. 7 @ 6:30PM – Chapel – Teachers College A new film documenting African hip-hop pioneer Didier Awadi as he records African Presidents, an album spotlighting revolutionary African leaders like Thomas Sankara, Patrice Lumumba and Kwame Nkrumah, who led Africa’s struggle for self-determination. Directed by Yanick Letourneau, 2011, 75 min, Quebec/Senegal, Documentary […]

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SISTER

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NY Premiere – NYADIFF 2012 Sun, Nov. 25, 2012 @ 7:30PM – Thalia The story of health workers in Ethiopia, Cambodia and Haiti, Sister offers a revealing portrait of people whose daily work is to help women give birth in an atmosphere of low prenatal care and high maternal and child mortality. The filmmaker follows […]

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RETURN TO GORÉE / RETOUR A GORÉE

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Tells of African singer Youssou N’Dour’s epic journey following the trail left by slaves and by the jazz music they invented. Youssou N’Dour’s challenge is to bring back to Africa a jazz repertoire and to sing those tunes n Gorée, the island that today symbolizes the slave trade and stands to commemorate its victims. Directed […]

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RE-EMERGING: THE JEWS OF NIGERIA

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Mon, Dec. 3 @ 6PM – Chapel – Teachers College A journey into the lives of the Jewish people of Nigeria. Directed by Jeff L. Lieberman, 2012, 1.35 min, USA/Nigeria, Documentary, English. Q&A after the screening. Tickets: $12/$10 BUY FESTIVAL TICKETS Mon, Dec. 3 @ 6PM

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NELIOS STORY & DINA

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Tue, Dec. 4 @ 8:30PM – Thalia Nelio is a boy with magical powers.  One day, he is found on the floor with a wound to his chest by a young man to whom he starts telling the story of his life. What unfolds is a story of magical realism, violence and life in the […]

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MASAI: THE RAIN WARRIORS

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Mon, Dec. 3 @ 11AM – Chapel – Teachers College The village needs water. Rain has not fallen in months, and the elders have decided that the men of the village must kill the Lion God to bring back the rain. The problem is that there are almost no men in the village. The youngsters […]

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KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS / KIRIKOU ET LA SORCIERE

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Mon, Nov. 26 @ 11AM – Chapel – Teachers College A classic, Kirikou and the Sorceress is always a refreshing addition to any program as adults as well as younger people enjoy the story of the small African hero and his adventures in his fight against Karaba the Sorceress. Directed by Michel Ocelot, 1998, 70 […]

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