Tag: 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 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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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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Diaspora Film Festival Community Screening

DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL COMMUNITY SCREENING EVENT NGOZI DESIGN COLLECTIVE, 321 W MAIN ST, DURHAM (RECEPTION @ 5:30PM; SCREENING STARTS @ 6:30PM) INTERSECTION Dir.: Angela Tucker | 2017 | USA | Short Narr | 9 min A road trip forces a young woman and her two friends to examine their identities and place in the American […]

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Edwidge Danticat to deliver 25th Annual Stone Memorial Lecture

Edwidge Danticat, Award-winning author and activist will deliver the 25th Annual Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture. Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times notable book; Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah […]

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Author and Activist Edwidge Danticat delivers Stone Lecture on September 20th!

Edwidge Danticat, Award-winning author and activist will deliver the 25th Annual Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture. Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times notable book; Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah […]

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Writer’s Discussion Series and African Diaspora Lecture by Daniel O. Sayers | A Desolate Place for a Defiant People: The Archeology of Maroons, Indigenous Americans, and Enslaved Laborers in the Great Dismal Swamp

In the 250 years before the Civil War, the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina was a brutal landscape–2,000 square miles of undeveloped and unforgiving wetlands, peat bogs, impenetrable foliage, and dangerous creatures. It was also a protective refuge for marginalized individuals, including Native Americans, African-American maroons, free African Americans, and outcast Europeans. […]

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