Best of ADIFF 2020 Selection

JAN 15 – 18, 2021

Enjoy some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films from NY ADIFF 2020 including
Opening Night Film St. Louis Blues
Closing Night Film Lil’ Buck, Real Swan

and the Winner and Runner Up in the Public Award competition for the Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color:
Finding Sally and Forgiveness for Whom?

Catch up on what you might have missed!
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St. Louis Blues – ADIFF 2020 Opening Night Film

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St. Louis Blues – ADIFF 2020 Opening Night Film

Directed by Allen Resiner
Will Handy (Nat 'King' Cole) grows up in Memphis with his preacher father (Juano Hernandez) and his Aunt…

Back Of The Moon – ADIFF 2020 Centerpiece

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Back Of The Moon – ADIFF 2020 Centerpiece

Directed by Angus Gibson
1958, Sophiatown. On the eve of his home being demolished by aparheid police, notorious gangster Badman decides that…
Francophone Cinema

Lil’ Buck: Real Swan – ADIFF 2020 Closing Night Film

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Lil’ Buck: Real Swan – ADIFF 2020 Closing Night Film

Directed by Louis Wallecan
Bringing his experience in the ballet world with him, Lil Buck heads back to South Memphis to teach…
Francophone Cinema

The Mali-Cuba Connection

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The Mali-Cuba Connection

Directed by Edouard Salier, Richard Minier
In the midst of the Cold War, ten young promising musicians from Mali are sent to Cuba to…
Francophone Cinema

The Esmeraldas Beach

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The Esmeraldas Beach

Directed by Patrice Raynal
In today’s Ecuador, the black population, the descendants of slaves, continue to experience strong social discrimination.
Francophone Cinema

Kafe Negro

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Kafe Negro

Directed by Mario Delatour
Kafe Negro tells the story of migrations around a small grain that has become the second most important…
Francophone Cinema

Myopia

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Myopia

Directed by Sanae Akroud
Fatem, sixth month pregnant, leaves her village perched in the mountains, to fill a frame with empty glasses…

Forgiveness For Whom? – ADIFF 2020 Runner-Up

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Forgiveness For Whom? – ADIFF 2020 Runner-Up

Directed by Ariam Weldeab Araya
A captivating film about the clash of cultures and customs. A couple in an arranged marriage must face…
Francophone Cinema

Minga And The Broken Spoon

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Minga And The Broken Spoon

Directed by Claye Edou
Minga is an orphaned girl living with her stepmother Mami Kaba and her stepsister Abena.

Finding Sally – ADIFF 2020 Winner

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Finding Sally – ADIFF 2020 Winner

Directed by Tamara Dawit
A personal investigation into the mysterious life of the director's Aunt Sally, an Ethiopian aristocrat-turned-communist-rebel who disappeared after…
Francophone Cinema

Three Blades

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Three Blades

Directed by Matthieu Maunier-Rossi
A day in the life of a family of three in contemporary Haiti. Child, adolescent, man – each…

Barrow: Freedom Fighter

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Barrow: Freedom Fighter

Directed by Marcia Weekes
Narrated by former United States Attorney General Eric Holder whose father is from Barbados, the Errol Barrow docudrama,…
Francophone Cinema

Thus Spoke The Sea

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Thus Spoke The Sea

Directed by Arnold Antonin
The Haitian Sea, as you’ve never seen or heard it before: the sea tells the story of its…

Marighella – Best of ADIFF Guest Film

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Marighella – Best of ADIFF Guest Film

A searing and energized portrait of one of Brazil’s most divisive historical figures, Afro-Brazilian poet and politician, the…