Section

Slate Three

Slate 3: Wed, Dec. 9 12:01am to Sunday, Dec. 13 11:59pm

Francophone Cinema, Slate Three

The Mali-Cuba Connection

Film

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…
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Angelica

Film

Angelica

Directed by Marisol Gómez-Mouakad
ANGELICA, after a long absence from Puerto Rico, returns when her father, Wilfredo, suffers a stroke. This forced…
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Ava & Gabriel

Film

Ava & Gabriel

Directed by Felix De Rooy
The story takes place on the island of Curacao in the late Forties.Upon request of Father Fidelius, parish…
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BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

Film

BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

Directed by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
This film offers unprecedented access to the life, work and mesmerizing performances of renowned poet and activist Sonia…
Francophone Cinema, Slate Three

Bezness

Film

Bezness

Directed by Nouri Bouzid
Bezness takes place in one of Tunisia's beautiful coastline tourist cities. it tells the contemporary story of a…
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The Golden Child / Bilatena

Film

The Golden Child / Bilatena

Directed by Kinfe Banbu
Abi, a dynamic and resourceful twelve year old boy, lives with his mother Degua and his 26 year…
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Dark City Beneath The Beat

Film

Dark City Beneath The Beat

Directed by TT the Artist
Dark City Beneath The Beat is an audiovisual experience that defines the soundscape of Baltimore city.
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Gramercy – GALA SCREENING

Film

Gramercy – GALA SCREENING

Directed by Jamil McGinnis, Pat Heywood
Shaq, a young man grappling with depression, returns to his New Jersey hometown, where his exploration of grief…
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Jump!

Film

Jump!

Directed by Shari Petti
“Jump!” follows the three-month journey of the JumpTT programme which used parkour and physical theatre as an aesthetic…
Francophone Cinema, Slate Three

Lil’ Buck: Real Swan – CLOSING NIGHT FILM

Film

Lil’ Buck: Real Swan – 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…
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Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba

Film

Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba

Directed by Mika Kaurismaki
Miriam Makeba was one of the first African musicians who won international stardom and whose music was always…
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Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings The Band

Film

Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings The Band

Directed by Carol Bash
She was ahead of her time, a genius. During an era when Jazz was the nation's popular music,…
Francophone Cinema, Slate Three

Myopia

Film

Myopia

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

Nafi’s Father

Film

Nafi’s Father

Directed by Mamadou Dia
A fight between an Imam and his powerful brother over their childrens' marriage. At stake: how a small…
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Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond The Mask

Film

Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond The Mask

Directed by Frederick Lewis
Documentary on the life and legacy of the first African American to achieve national fame as a writer.
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Pink Opaque

Film

Pink Opaque

Directed by Derrick Perry
While struggling to finish his thesis documentary required to graduate, Travis Wolfe reconnects with his estranged uncle and…
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Placido, The Blood OF The Poet

Film

Placido, The Blood OF The Poet

Directed by Sergio Giral
Plácido portraits the dramatic story of Gabriel de la Concepcio Valdes (Placido), a mulatto Cuban poet accused of…
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Quilombo

Film

Quilombo

This historical saga is a stirring fusion of folklore, political impact and dynamic story-telling, realized in vibrant tropical…
Francophone Cinema, Slate Three

Return To Goree

Film

Return To Goree

Directed by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud
A musical road movie, Return to Gorée follows Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour’s historical journey tracing the trail left...
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River City Drumbeat

Film

River City Drumbeat

Directed by Anne Flatté, Marlon Johnson
Edward "Nardie" White devoted his life to leading the African-American drum corps he co-founded with Zambia Nkrumah in…
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Take Out Girl – GALA SCREENING

Film

Take Out Girl – GALA SCREENING

Directed by Hisonni Johnson
Tera Wong delivers Chinese food for her mother's struggling restaurant located in a territory referred to as the…
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The Story of Lovers Rock

Film

The Story of Lovers Rock

Directed by Menelik Shabaz
Lovers Rock developed into a successful sound with national UK hits and was influential to British bands (Police,…
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The Writer From A Country Without Bookstores

Film

The Writer From A Country Without Bookstores

Directed by Marc Serena
Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel is the most translated writer from Equatorial Guinea but he had to flee the…
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Time and Judgement

Film

Time and Judgement

Directed by Menelik Shabazz
Time and Judgement is an overview of the African Liberation Movement that spans a period of 400 hundred…