SCATTERED AFRICA: FACES AND VOICES OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

Directed by Sheila Walker

Scattered Africa: Faces and Voices of the African Diaspora. Based on her experiences of discovering the origins of her own US African American culture in Africa and experiencing its relationships with other Afrodescendant cultures in the Americas, anthropologist Sheila Walker shares new perspectives on the Americas by introducing us to the people who were her teachers and cultural guides. Emphasizing both commonalities and specificities, Afrodescendant scholars and community leaders from nations such as Argentina and Uruguay in which the African past and presence has often been declared non-existent; Peru and Colombia where, although acknowledged to exist, it has been underestimated and misrepresented; and Surinam and Brazil, where African cultural forms characterize the national cultures; discuss their own discoveries of their African heritage and the nature of the scattered transnational community that today constitutes the Pan-American African Diaspora.

 

Shows with “Black Mexicans”

 

 

Precedes

BLACK MEXICANS / LA NEGRADA

Directed by Jorge Perez Solano

“La Negrada” is the first Mexican feature film about the Afro-Mexican community, filmed entirely with people from different towns around the Costa Chica in Oaxaca.

Preceded By

ANGELICA

Directed by Marisol Gómez-Mouakad

Angelica has spent her whole life escaping from her mixed racial identity, but a family crisis forces her to return to Puerto Rico and rethink her life.

Plays in

WHO IS BLACK IN AMERICA?

WHO IS BLACK IN AMERICA? 179 Grace Dodge, Teachers College Has Black Panther, the film contributed to a…

Dates & Times
Past
Teachers College

Sat Nov 24
6:30 pm

Teachers College

Fri Dec 7
6:30 pm

Teachers College

Sat Nov 24
1:30 pm