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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. He was also a fervent Pan Africanist who called for the United States of Africa. With original music score by pianist Randy Weston, this beautifully presented portrait is a fitting tribute to a man who dedicated his life to the restoration of Africa’s historical significance and dignity.
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