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LA PLAYA D.C. – SPECIAL SCREENING

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NY Premiere SPECIAL SCREENING – Sat, Nov. 24 @ 6PM – Thalia Mon, Dec. 3 @ 8PM – Chapel – Teachers College Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country’s Pacific coast pushed out by the war, faces difficulties of growing up in a city of exclusion and racism. When Jairo, his younger brother and […]

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GARIFUNA IN PERIL

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US Premiere GARIFUNA HERITAGE CELEBRATION – Sun, Dec. 2 @ 5PM – Cowin – Teachers College Also Wed, Dec. 5 @ 8:30PM – Chapel – Teachers College A Garifuna language teacher from a coastal village in Honduras, Central America, struggles to preserve his indigenous culture and communal lands in the face of tourism’s encroachment and […]

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ABDIAS DO NASCIMENTO

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NY Premiere Mon, Nov. 26 @ 8:30PM – Chapel – Teachers College Loving and revealing documentary about Afro-Brazilian scholar/writer/activist /politician Abdias do Nasciemento (1930-2011), a significant figure in and leader in Brazil’s Black movement who founded the Black Experimental Theater in 1964 and was very active in the international Pan-African Movement. Directed by Aida Marques, […]

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MARIA BETHANIA: MUSIC IS PERFUME

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Sun, Nov. 25 @ 1PM – The Chapel – Teachers College Maria Bethânia is a living musical legend whose earthy interpretations of Brazilian film music have inspired generations of fans and musical colleagues all over the world. In this documentary by Georges Cachot, we see many famous faces from the music world alongside Bethânia. Georges […]

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MESTIZO

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Sun, Dec. 2 @ 2PM – Chapel – Teachers College Based on the novel El Mestizo Jose Vargas, Mestizo is a Venezuelan film about a man torn between two cultures. The son of a rich White landlord and a poor Black woman, Jose Vargas is confronted by a society that imposes choices that negate his […]

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ADIOS MOMO / GOODBYE MOMO

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Wed, Nov. 28 @ 11AM – Chapel – Teachers College At the tender age of 11, Obdulio is already financially contributing to the household. One day he meets a Maestro who brings into his life the magic of words and inspiration together with the decision to go back to school. Directed by Leonardo Ricagni, 2005, […]

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