African Film Festival - New York City 2009


KIDflix Film FestivalFulton Park, Brooklyn (Stuyvesant St. & Fulton St.)Rain Date: The following Saturday nightFridays August 7, 14, 21, 28 - 7:30 pmPresented in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), KIDflix guarantees four evenings of entertaining and educational films for kids and families in Brooklyn’s Fulton Park. This year’s film screenings include music, documentaries, works by local filmmakers and as always, the grand finale screening of The Wiz, complete with a costume and dance contest! Come as your favorite Wiz character for costume contest.Family Day CelebrationGovernors Island, Manhattan(directions)Saturday, August 8, 12:00pm–5:00pmRain date: Sunday, August 9, 12:00pm - 5:00pmDownload Governors Island 2009 flyer: INSIDE / OUTSIDEThe sights and sounds of Africa are just a three-minute ferry ride away! Please join African Film Festival, Inc. and the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation for this exception all day celebration on Governors Island. This event will feature FREE dance classes with world-renowned artists from Brazil, Senegal, and Guinea. There will also be FREE storytelling, double-dutch and quilting demonstrations and workshops. Short African films by emerging directors will be shown continually throughout the day. African food vendors will be on site.African Night at St. Nicholas ParkSt. Nicholas Park, Manhattan (135th St. & St. Nicholas Ave.) (directions)Rain venue: The Harlem School of the Arts, 645 St. Nicholas Ave. at 141st St.Wednesday, August 12, 7:30 pmLive Performance: Mandingo AmbassadorsFilm: Sex, Okra and Salted Butter (Mahamat Saleh Haroun, Chad/France, 2008, 81m.)SYNOPSISAfrican Diaspora CelebrationGreat Hill, Central Park, Manhattan, (106th St. and Central Park West) (directions)Saturday, August 15, 7:00 pmRain date: Saturday, August 22, 7:00pmLive Performance: Mouminatou Camara with Seewe African Dance CompanyFilm: Kirikou and the Sorceress (Michel Ocelot, France/Senegal, 1998, 74m.)SYNOPSISPOUR PLUS D'INFOS, VISITEZ: AFRICAN FILM NY

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