FRENCH PRODUCTIONS IN ADIFF 2012
WHAT: 20th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival
WHEN: November 23 to December 11
WHERE: Manhattan and Queens
TICKETS: From $10 to $20
Tue, Nov. 27 @ 7:00PM - Cowin - Teachers C.
Also on Fri, Nov. 30 @ 6PM - NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
In Moussa Touré’s powerful epic fiction film, a group of 30 men and a woman sail to Europe in a pirogue, facing the sea -- and the possibility of never reaching their destination -- in exchange for the myth of a better life in Europe.
Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival 2012. Directed by Moussa Touré, 2012, 87 min, France/Senegal, Drama, English/Wolof/French with English subtitles. Q&A after the screenings.
Sat, Dec. 1 @ 5PM - Cowin - Teachers C.
Also Sun, Dec. 2 @ 4:30PM - Black Spectrum
Toussaint L’Ouverture is the long-awaited, two-part action-packed epic film, depicting the life of the Haitian leader. The success of L'Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution rocked the institution of slavery throughout the "New World" of the Americas. Directed by Philippe Niang, 2012, two 90 min films, Drama, French and Creole with English subtitles.
Q&A after the screenings.
DIGNITY / LES PIROGUES DES HAUTES TERRES
Sat, Nov. 24 @ 8:30PM – Thalia
Mon, Nov. 26 @ 6PM - Chapel - Teachers College
On October 1947, rail workers of the French colonies in West Africa went on strike for five months. The main focus of the strike was in Thiès a rail junction in Senegal. Dignity is a riveting fiction film tracing the human struggle associated with first organizing the strike and then fending off all the maneuvers used by the French to break the strike. Directed by Olivier Langlois, 2011, 90 min, France, Drama, French with English subtitles. Q&A after the screening.http://nyadiff.org/dignity-les-pirogues-des-hautes-terres/
HERE WE DROWN ALGERIENS. OCTOBER 17, 1961
Sun, Dec. 2 @ 6:20PM - Thalia
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 that reveals one of the painful pages of the Algerian war for independence.
Directed by Yasmina Adi, 2011, 90 min, France, Documentary, French/ Arabic with English subtitles.http://nyadiff.org/here-we-drown-algeriens-ici-on-noie-les-algeriens/
THE FIRST RASTA
Sun, Dec. 2 @ 2PM - Thalia
MADE IN JAMAICA
Sun, Dec. 2 @ 2PM - Black Spectrum
KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS
Mon, Nov. 26 @ 11AM - Chapel - Teachers College
MASAI: THE RAIN WARRIORS
Mon, Dec. 3 @ 11AM - Chapel - Teachers College