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Doctor Bello, Garifuna in Peril, Tango Macbeth, Sister, and more!

 

LA PIROGUE US Theatrical Premiere in NYC at Film Forum, Jan. 23!  

THE BEST OF ADIFF
Fri, Jan. 18 to Sun, Jan. 20 
Screenings at the Cowin Center and The Chapel -
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GARIFUNA IN PERIL

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Fri, Jan. 18 @ 6:30PM - Cowin - Teachers College Q&A After the screening. A Garifuna language teacher from a coastal village in Honduras, Central America, struggles to preserve his indigenous culture and communal lands in the face of tourism's encroachment and personal betrayal. Directed by Ali Allie & Ruben Reyes, 2012, 100 min, USA/Honduras, Drama, Garifuna/English/Spanish with English [...]Read More 

 

DOCTOR BELLO

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Fri, Jan. 18 @ 8:30PM - Cowin Center, Teachers College. Q&A After the screening. A revolutionary collaboration between Hollywood and Nollywood, Dr. Bello follows the life of brilliant cancer specialist Dr. Michael Durant (Isaiah Washington). Emotionally troubled and on bad terms with his wife (Vivica A. Fox), Dr. Durant becomes attached to Sam, a seven-year-old patient whose health deteriorates [...] Read More 

 

ABDIAS DO NASCIMENTO

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Sat, Jan. 19 @ 2PM - Chapel - Teachers College Loving and revealing documentary about Afro-Brazilian scholar/writer/activist /politician Abdias do Nasciemento (1930-2011), a significant figure in and leader in Brazil's Black movement who founded the Black Experimental Theater in 1964 and was very active in the international Pan-African Movement. Directed by Aida Marques, 2011, 95 [...]Read More 

 

HERE WE DROWN ALGERIANS / ICI ON NOIE LES ALGERIENS

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Sat, Jan. 19 @ 4PM - The Chapel In response to the call of the National Liberation Front, thousands of Algerians marched on October 17, 1961 to protest against the curfew imposed on them. The brutal repression they confronted is recounted in detail in this documentary, which reveals one of the painful pages of the [...] Read More 

 

SISTER

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Sat, Jan. 19 @ 6PM - The Chapel, Teachers College Q&A After the screening. The story of health workers in Ethiopia, Cambodia and Haiti, Sister offers a revealing portrait of people whose daily work is to help women give birth in an atmosphere of low prenatal care and high maternal and child mortality. The filmmaker follows a Haitian midwife, [...] Read More 

 

LA PLAYA D.C.

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Sat, Jan. 19 @ 8PM - Chapel - Teachers College Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country's Pacific coast pushed out by the war, faces difficulties of growing up in a city of exclusion and racism. When Jairo, his younger brother and closer friend disappear, Tomas is forced to leave his home to look [...] Read More 

 

HOPEVILLE

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Sun, Jan. 20 @ 1PM - Chapel - Teachers College Hopeville tells the story of Amos, a reformed alcoholic on a mission to forge a relationship with his son Themba. When both arrive in the dusty town of Hopeville, they discover a community with a long history of hate, corruption, fear and apathy. Through patience, [...] Read More 

 

TANGO MACBETH

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Sun, Jan. 20 @ 3PM - Chapel - Teachers College Q&A After the screening. Tango MacBeth offers a multicultural, multigenerational vision and presentation of the Shakespeare play. This provocative version of Macbeth unfold like a M�bius strip. Moving back and forth, the drama of the play intertwines with the drama of making the film. The film offers an original [...] Read More 

 

BETWEEN FRIENDS

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Sun, Jan 20 @ 5PM - The Chapel, Teachers College Hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, Between Friends is a film that presents an anthology of intersecting stories and characters who are all connected to one another in some way. The storyline, focused on two generations of contemporary middle class Trinidadians, gradually exposes the hopes, secrets, [...] Read More 

 

ONE PEOPLE (VAN PIPEL)

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Sunday, Jan. 20 @ 7PM - The Chapel, Teachers College Recommended! "Eye-opening... De la Parra depicts his [protagonist's] rediscovery of Suriname as an exuberant rite of passage, rich in flora, music, and fashion." -Chicago Reader   Roy (Borger Breeveld) is a young black Surinamese studying in Amsterdam. When he learns that his mother is seriously [...]


Following its US Gala Screening Premiere during the 20th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival, THE PIROGUE will now have its first US Theatrical Release at Film Forum starting on January 23, 2013.

THE PIROGUE

Wednesday, January 23 - Tuesday, February 5

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Times 

  • 1:00
  • 2:50
  • 4:40
  • 6:30
  • 8:20
  • 10:10

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DIRECTED BY MOUSSA TOUR�

Senegal, a West African nation on the Atlantic Ocean, was home to Africa's greatest movie-maker, Ousmane Sembene. Today, Moussa Tour� follows in the master's footsteps with this drama of 30 men (and one woman, a stowaway) who set out on an illegal 7-day voyage to Spain - making the perilous trip in a pirogue - a boat resembling a vastly oversized dinghy. While sharing a common desire to build a better future, these men hail from different ethnic and religious backgrounds. The story grows from a finely delineated mosaic of personalities - reactions to the journey's mounting danger - that span the emotional panoply of human experience. Tour�'s compelling tale says as much about the universal nature of courage and perfidy as it does about the economic realities faced by so many of the world's people. THE PIROGUE was featured in Cannes 2012, in the Un Certain Regard section.

SENEGAL / FRANCE * 2012 * 87 MINS.
IN FRENCH, WOLOF, AND AL PELAAR WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES * ARTMATTAN PRODUCTIONS

 

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Pirogue trailer Eng subtitled
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