FEATURE DOCS : NYADIFF

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The Art of  The Journey, The Ben Jones Story   

temp-5309.jpgSATURDAY, DECEMBER 9th , 2017 Milbank Chapel, Teachers College Discussion and refreshments after screening TICKETS HERE The Art of the Journey – The Ben Jones Story NY PREMIERE  Willliam M.Barbee | Cuba/ South africa  | USA 2016  | Documentary  | 32 min  | English New Jersey born Artist, Activist, Professor Ben Jones has used his art to bring awareness to the plight of […]  Read More


Barrow: Freedom Fighter – NYADIFF 2017

slide_BarrowBarbados | 2016 | 74 minutes | English | Marcia Weekes NY Premier SCHEDULE THU, Nov 30 @ 7:30pm – TC Cowin TICKETS HERE Red Carpet @ 6:30pm “What does it profit a man to be Prime Minister of Barbados or of the West Indies? What does it mean? It means nothing if you lose your soul and achieve those objectives.” – […]

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BETWEEN 2 SHORES – NYADIFF 2017

entre 2 rivesDirected by Mariette Monpierre, France/ Guadeloupe/ Dominican Republic, 2017, Documentary, 53 min, Frensh / Spanish US PREMIERE SCHEDULE SAT, Dec. 9 @ 7:00PM – MIST Harlem – GALA Screening TICKETS HERE  Red Carpet @ 6:00pm Leaving their children behind and searching for a better life, two women arrive illegally in Guadeloupe, on French territory. 13 years later, […]

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CHILDREN OF DRUM – NYADIFF 2017

DrumDirected by  Larry Tung., USA/ South Africa , 2017, Documentary, 60 min, English, WORLD PREMIERE SCHEDULE WED Nov. 29th  @ 7pm – TC Chapel TICKETS HERE   CENTERPIECE Children of Drum explores the developments in South African Journalism from 1950s when Drum magazine covered the struggle against the racist Apartheid regime, to the political changes since […]

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EVERY COOK CAN GOVERN: DOCUMENTING THE LIFE, IMPACT & WORKS OF CLR JAMES – NYADIFF 2017

EveryCookCanGovernDirected by Ceri Dingle and Rob Harris, UK, 2016, Documentary, 121 min, English NY PREMIERE SCHEDULE SAT, Dec. 9 @ 1pm – TC Chapel TICKETS HERE  This historical tour-de-force interweaves never-before-seen footage of C.L.R. James with personal contributions from those who knew him. This documentary also presents an astute historical and political analysis from leading scholars […]

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FILLING THE GAP – NYADIFF 2017

filling-the-gapDirected by Tyrone Young, USA, 2010, Docu-drama 83 min, English SCHEDULE  TUE, Nov. 28th @ 11pm- TC Chapel TICKETS HERE  WED, Dec. 6 @ 11pm – Cinema Village TICKETS HERE  Conceived as an effort to alter the way African-American children see themselves and their ancestors, this docu-drama highlights the inventive and inspired contributions of African-Americans […]

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THE FIRST RASTA – NYADIFF 2017

firstrastaDir. Hélène Lee, France/Jamaica, 2011, 90 min, Doc, English SCHEDULE SAT, Dec. 9 @ 2pm –TC 179GD 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 Jamaica, […]

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 The Giant is Falling – NYADIFF 2017

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

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GURUMBE: AFRO-ANDALOUSIAN MEMORIES

slide_gurumbeDirected by M. Angel Rosale, Spain/Mexico/Portugal/Senegal, 2016, Documentary/History, Music, 72 min, Spanish with English subtitles SCHEDULE FRI,Dec .1 @ 5 :30pm – Cinema Village – Q&A TICKETS HERE SAT,Dec.2 @ 5 :30pm – Cinema Village – Q&A TICKETS HERE  SUN,Dec.3 to Dec. 7@ 5 :30pm – Cinema Village TICKETS HERE SUN, Dec. 10 @ 2 pm – TC Chapel – […]

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HORACE TAPSCOTT : MUSICAL GRIOT -NYADIFF 2017

horace_tapscott_musical_griotDirected by Barbara McCullough, USA, 2017, Documentary, 72 min, English. NY PREMIERE SCHEDULE  SAT, Dec. 2 @ 3:00pm – TC Chapel TICKETS HERE  The life of Horace Tapscott is what happens when art embraces purpose to alter sociopolitical injustice, replacing it with beauty and hope.

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THE HOUSE – NYADIFF 2017

A CASA CC 52min 6Directed by Rui Simões, Portugal, 2017, Documentary, 78 min, English WORLD PREMIERE SCHEDULE  SAT, Nov. 25 @ 3pm – 179GD TICKETS HERE  TUE, Dec. 5 @ 3:30pm – Cinema Village TICKETS HERE Born in Lisbon during the Fascist Regime in order to control the students that came from the Portuguese overseas colonies, the House of Students […]

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I KNOW A MAN…ASHLEY BRYAN – NYADIFF 2017

Ashley-Bryan-1024x576Directed by Richard Kane, USA/ Kenya/ South Africa, 2016, Documentary, 73 min, English SCHEDULE  SUN, Nov. 26 @ 5pm – TC 179GD TICKETS HERE Loving portrait of 92-year-old Ashley Bryan who lives on the remote Little Cranberry Island, Maine and has been using art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and […]

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THE INVISIBLE COLOR: BLACK IS MORE THAN A COLOR – NYADIFF 2017

SlideInvisibleColorDirected by Sergio Giral, USA, 2017, Documentary, 47 min, English WORLD PREMIER  SCHEDULE SUN, Nov. 26 @ 7pm – TC 179GD TICKETS HERE TUE, Nov 28 @7pm – TC 179GD TICKETS HERE This latest documentary by the Dean of Afro-Cuban Cinema Sergio Giral investigates the black Cuban exile community in South Florida, since the first […]

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CLOSING NIGHT – NYADIFF 2017 – KEMTIYU-CHEIKH ANTA

kemtiyu-neu-slideSUNDAY DECEMBER 10, 2017 Milbank Chapel, Teachers College KEMTIYU-CHEIKH ANTA – Q&A​ SUN, DEC, 10 @ 5:30PM RED CARPET @ 4:30PM TICKETS HERE William Mbay | Senegal | 2016 | Documentary | 94 min | Wolof  “The Universal Man,” “The Giant of Knowledge,” “The Last Pharaoh,”  these were the headlines, the day after his death on February 7, 1986. Thirty years […]

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KINGSTON CROSSROADS – NYADIFF 2017

Kingston-Crossroads-1-720x405Directed by Oliver Becker, Jonas Schaul, Jamaica/ Germany, 2016, Documentary, 72 min, English SCHEDULE SAT, Dec. 9th @ 4:00pm – TC 179GD TICKETS HERE  An exciting and intimate journey through one of the world’s most diverse and controversial cities, Kingston, the capital of Jamaica. Kingston Crossroads is a snapshot of the country’s current social and political situation, […]

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MALCOM X : AN OVERWHELMING INFLUENCE ON THE BLACK POWER MOVEMENT!

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Directed by Thomas Muhammad, USA, 2017, Documentary, 92 min, English WORLD PREMIERE SCHEDULE  WED, Dec 6 @ 8:30pm – TC Chapel TICKETS HERE  SAT, Dec. 9 @ 3:30pm – TC Chapel TICKETS HERE  This documentary looks at Brother Malcolm’s early life and at the legacy of his powerful work in the historic struggles of freedom, justice […]

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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 TICKETS HERE  SUN Dec. 3 @ 3:30pm – Cinema Village TICKETS HERE  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 […]

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THE MAN WHO MENDS WOMEN – NYADIFF 2017

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Directed by Thierry Michel and Colette Braeckman, Belgium/Congo, 2015, Documentary, 113 min,French, English, Swahil and Mashi with English subtitles SCHEDULE MON, Dec. 4 @ 3:30 – Cinema Village  TICKETS HERE  Sexual violence against women has been used as a weapon of war for years in the violence-ridden and poverty-stricken Democratic Republic of Congo. In order […]

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NOT BLACK ENOUGH – NYADIFF 2017

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Directed by Tracey Anarella, USA, 2015, Documentary, 83 min, English SCHEDULE FRI, Dec. 8 @ 6pm – 179GD TICKETS HERE  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 […]

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PANOMUNDO PART 1: THE EVOLUTION OF THE STEELPAN – NYADIFF 2017

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Charysse Harper, Trinidad & Tobago, USA and UK, 2015,  Short Documentary, 43 min, English SCHEDULE SUN, Dec 5 @ 6:30pm – Cowin TICKETS HERE Panomundo is a feature-length documentary told in two parts about the history of the steelpan and its global influence. Panomundo Part 1 explores the history of the steelpan from its origins […]

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PARIS NOIR – NYADIFF 2017

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Directed by Joanne Burke, USA/France, 2017, Documentary, 60 min, in English SCHEDULE SUN, Dec. 3 @ 1pm – TC Chapel TICKETS HERE  Paris Noir – African Americans in the City of Light is an exciting, enlightening documentary on the presence of African Americans in Paris from WWI to the early 1960s.  The film touches on Josephine […]

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SAMMY DAVIS JR : I’VE GOTTA BE ME – NYADIFF 2017

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Directed by Sam Pollard, USA, 100 minutes, 2017, documentary in English SCHEDULE  SAT, Nov. 25 @ 4:00pm – Cowin TC TICKETS HERE  SAT, Dec. 9 @ 9pm – MIST Harlem TICKETS HERE  Directed by Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Sam Pollard, Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me is the first major film documentary about […]

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SILAS – NYADIFF 2017

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Directed by Anjali Nayar, Hawa Essuman, Canada/ South Africa/ Kenya, 2017, 80 min, English/ Liberian English SCHEDULE FRI, Nov. 24 @ 5:10pm – TC 179GD  TICKETS HERE WED, Dec. 6 @ 6:30pm – TC Chapel TICKETS HERE Liberian activist Silas Siakor is a tireless crusader against illegal logging. He’s watched multinational corporations wreak havoc on the […]

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THE SOULS OF BLACK GIRLS – NYADIFF 2017

SoulsOfBlackHand_landscapeDirected by Daphe Valerius, USA, 2008, 52 min, Documentary, English SCHEDULE  Monday, Nov. 27th @ 11 AM  – Teachers College, Chapel:  TICKETS HERE Tuesday Dec. 5 @ 11AM – Cinema Village TICKETS HERE A provocative news documentary that questions whether or not women of color are suffering from a self-image disorder.

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TRANSIT HAVANA – NYADIFF 2017

Transit-Havana_Malu_und_Nomi-1Directed by Daniel Abma, Germany, Netherlands, Cuba, 2016, Documentary, 86 min, Spanish / Dutch/ English US PREMIERE SCHEDULE  SAT, Nov. 25 @ 5pm – TC 179GD TICKETS HERE  SAT, Dec. 2 @ 3:30pm – Cinema Village TICKETS HERE  TUE, Dec. 5 @ 9:10pm – Cinema Village TICKETS HERE In Havana, transsexuals Odette, Juani and Malú […]

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THE VALLEY OF THE BLACK DESCENDANTS (EL VALLE DE LOS NEGROS) – NYADIFF 2017

ValleyBlackDescendantsDirected by Richard Salgado, Chile, 2017, 52 min, Short Documentary, Spanish with English subtitle NY PREMIER SCHEDULE SUN, Nov. 26 @ 7pm – TC 179GD TICKETS HERE  TUE, Nov 28 @7pm – TC 179GD TICKETS HERE In the Azapa Valley (Chile), an oasis in the driest desert in the world, a group of descendants […]

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WINNIE – NYADIFF 2017

Winnie2Directed by Pascale Lamche, France/Netherlands/South Africa, Documentary, 98 min, English SCHEDULE FRI, Dec. 8 @ 8:30 pm – TC 179 GD TICKETS HERE SAT, Dec. 9 @ 8:30 pm – TC Chapel TICKETS HERE  Supremely controversial, Winnie Mandela has been labeled a woman condemned for her radical role in the liberation of her South African […]

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