Starting today, Fri, July 27, throughout the rest of the weekend, the African Diaspora International Film Festival TC Series will celebrate 20 years of African films, featuring film screenings and speakers from countries within the continent.
From the pres release:
The team behind the African Diaspora International Film Festival wants to showcase a modest selection of African films by filmmakers whose work still resonate. Daratt/Dry Season by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun is a film that deals with issues of fatherhood, forgiveness and nation building. The hilarious Uncommon Woman is about a woman who decides to take a second husband as she can no longer put up with her husband's adultery. The classic Come Back Africa was shot clandestinely during apartheid times in South Africa and The Other World by Algerian filmmaker Merzak Allouach whose work is a long meditation about his native country will be some of the titles to be showcased at the end of July.
Uncommon Woman is indeed hilarious challenge to tradition. I saw it a year ago at the African Film Festival here in NYC and Loved it. It's recommended viewing.
Of the work of Mahamat-Saleh Haroun has been touted often on this site, as well as the landmark guerilla film classic Come Back Africa (photo above).
The entire selection of films scheduled to screen this weekend is impressive and if you live in NYC, you should check out the series at Teacher's College.
Tickets are $11 for general admission.
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