School Program

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Please fill out the registration form HERE.

Films that can be selected are:
Kirikou and the Sorceress (Senegal/France)
Filling The Gap (USA),
 The Souls Of Black Girls (USA)
Minga and the Broken Spoon (Cameroon)
Filling The Gap (USA)


The 28th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) sponsored by ArtMattan Productions, NYC DCA and the NYC Council in the Arts and Council Member Bill Perkins, 9th C.D., cordially invites you and the students attending your institution to attend, free of charge, the 11 AM screenings of films presented as part of ADIFF’s School Program, between Monday, November 30 and ThursdayDecember 10, 2020.

The ADIFF School Program offers the opportunity to celebrate the diversity and richness of people from Africa and those in the Diaspora through educational, entertaining and artistic films. Over 60 films from more than 30 countries will participate in the festival this year. Filmmakers, actors, producers, writers, and educators of different countries and diverse backgrounds will attend the festival to highlight and discuss the multifaceted lives of people of African descent from North to South America, North to Sub Saharan Africa, Europe and the Caribbean.

The selection of films in the 28th Annual ADIFF School Program is: Kirikou and the Sorceress (Senegal/France), Filling The Gap (USA), The Souls Of Black Girls (USA), Strike For Freedom: Frederick Douglass In Scotland (Scotland/Uk), Minga and the Broken Spoon (Cameroon) and A New Color – The Art Of Being Edythe Boone (USA).  Please download the ADIFF 2020 SCHOOL PROGRAM flyer attached or click on the virtual School Program Flyer for details about the films, screening times and grade appropriateness.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, all the screenings will be offered virtually. Below is a link to a form to fill out to register for the films you are interested in viewing. Each film starts on a specific day at 11am and will be available for 24 hours.  You can select to watch more than one film.  You will receive one promo code per film.  This promo code gives access to an unlimited number of views for 48 hours from the start of the screening. Please fill out a separate request for each film you would like to attend.

In this program

A New Color

Directed by Marlene “Mo” Morris

African American artist, educator, and activist Edythe Boone has been changing the world one mural at a time for decades, then tragedy strikes.

Filling The Gap

Directed by Tyrone Young

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 in the 1840s, the period leading to the Civil War in American History.

Kirikou and the Sorceress

Directed by Michel Ocelot

This animated film exquisitely recounts the tale of tiny Kirikou born in an African village in which Karaba the Sorceress has placed a terrible curse. Kirikou sets out on a quest to free his village of the curse and find out the secret of why Karaba is so wicked.

The Souls Of Black Girls

Directed by Daphne Valerius

The Souls of Black Girls is an award-winning provocative news documentary that raises the question of whether or not women of color may be suffering from a self-image disorder as a result of trying to attain…


Directed by Parisa Urquhart

Strike for Freedom chronicles new efforts to memorialize Frederick Douglass’s abolitionist work in Scotland. In the 19th-century, Edinburgh was a city of freedom for Black social justice campaigners born into slavery in the USA