Tag: African Diaspora

Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film Screening

The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film presents: VAYA Dir: Akin Omotoso | 2017 | South Africa | Feature | 115 min Three separate stories are woven together to create a gripping yet compassionate portrait of small-town characters immersed in the intimidating, alluring, and dangerous world of big-city Johannesburg and Soweto.

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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film – Lunch and a Movie Series

The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film – Lunch and a Movie Series (Short Films) *RSVP 24 hours in advance and we’ll have free lunch waiting for you! MASTERS OF RHYTHM w/ADDENDUM Dir.: Eve A. Ma |2016 |Peru/US |Short Doc | 28 min This glimpse of the rarely seen Afro-Peruvian culture and music adds […]

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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film Screening

The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film presents: TRAIL OF HOPE (TARIGH Al-AMAL) Dir.: Mohamed Echkouna | 2016 | Mauritania | Short Narr | 15 min On the deserted highway to Nouadhibou, a young self-centered taxi driver meets a woman whose story becomes a stimulating experience on morality and responsibility towards women’s rights. YEMANJÀ: […]

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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film – Lunch and a Movie Series

The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film – Lunch and a Movie Series (Short Films) *RSVP 24 hours in advance and we’ll have free lunch waiting for you! THE BIG CHOP Dir.: Derek Dow | 2016 | USA | Short Narr | 16 min The Big Chop follows 10-years-old Kris on her natural hair […]

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Diaspora Film Festival Community Screening at Hayti Heritage Center

DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL COMMUNITY SCREENINGS : HAYTI HERITAGE CENTER, 804 OLD FAYETTEVILLE ST, DURHAM The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film presents: KEMTIYU: CHEIKH ANTA Dir: Ousmane William Mbaye |2016 | Senegal | Full-length Doc | 94 min Historian and scientist Cheikh Anta Diop argued that ancient Egyptians were Black through linguistics and carbon dating. […]

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Diaspora Film Festival Screening and Discussion with filmmaker Shirikiana Aina

Join us for a discussion with the filmmaker Shirikiana Aina after the screening FOOTPRINTS OF PAN-AFRICANISM Dir. Shirikiana Aina | 2017| USA| Full-length Doc | 77 min The documentary “Footprints of Pan-Africanism” revisits the era of Ghana’s emergence into independence, when Africans on the continent and in the diaspora participated in building a liberated territory. […]

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Bomba Dance Community Workshop

Redobles de Cultura Afro-Borinquena presents Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Dance and Percussion Community Workshops The team of 3 New York City practitioners of Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba will be in the Triangle area to offer dynamic and engaging dance and drumming workshops.   Workshops offer exploratory instruction on both Bomba dance and drumming. The sessions teach fundamental techniques […]

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Bomba Dance Community Workshop

Redobles de Cultura Afro-Borinquena presents Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Dance and Percussion Community Workshops The team of 3 New York City practitioners of Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba will be in the Triangle area to offer dynamic and engaging dance and drumming workshops.   Workshops offer exploratory instruction on both Bomba dance and drumming. The sessions teach fundamental techniques […]

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Diaspora Film Festival Community Screening at Hayti Heritage Center

HAYTI HERITAGE CENTER, 804 OLD FAYETTEVILLE ST, DURHAM EVERY COOK CAN GOVERN: THE LIFE, IMPACT & WORKS OF C.L.R. JAMES Dirs: Ceri Dingle & Rob Harris | 2015 | UK/Trinidad & Tobago | Full-length Doc |101 min An historical tour-de-force exploring the life, writings and politics of the great Trinidad-born C.L.R. James, an uncompromising 20th […]

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Diaspora Film Festival Lunch and a Movie Screening

The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film – Lunch and a Movie Series (Short Films) *RSVP (in the form below) 24 hours in advance and we’ll have free lunch waiting for you! 77 DAYS Dir.: Shailene Garnett | Canada | 2016| 14 min After another stint in rehab, a young absentee mother is finally […]

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