NY ADIFF's Events (53)

January 20, 2019
Sunday
  • THEY HAD A DREAM/ LE REVE FRANCAIS/ BEST OF ADIFF 2018

  • Jan 20, 2019 from 12:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
  • Description:

    3439570401?profile=originalLe rêve Français de Christian Faure (France, 2017, 186mins) est un film qui raconte l’histoire des Bumidon (Bureau pour le développement des migrations dans les départements d'outre-mer) et la saga de deux familles originaires de la Guadeloupe.

    Un film révélateur d’une histoire peu connue.

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  • THEY HAD A DREAM (LE REVE FRANCAIS ) / THE BEST OF ADIFF 2018

  • Jan 20, 2019 from 12:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
  • Description:

    They had a dream tells a story based on reality. It is both a social and a fictional saga, exploring the interconnected lives of two Guadeloupean families to reveal hidden or obscure aspects of French society.

    In the Sixties, the idea of a ‘dream France’ appealed to many French West Indians and Reunion Islanders. The BUMIDOM (Bureau for the Development of Migration in Overseas Districts) encouraged them to leave their native lands to escape the poverty caused by the closure of sugar mills, among other factors.

    Although they were overseas citizens of France, these people (some of whom were the victims of a compulsory emigration policy, while others had spontaneously decided to move to Metropolitan France) found that life there was very different than the one they had imagined…

    Guadeloupean Actress and Activist Firmine Richard is known for her roles in 8 Women (2002), Hunting and Gathering (2007), La kiné (1998) and Romuald et Juliette (1988).

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January 19, 2019
Saturday
  • TAZZEKA / BEST OF ADIFF 2018

  • Jan 19, 2019 from 1:30pm to 3:15pm
  • Location: TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
  • Description:

    3439570294?profile=originalTazzeka de Jean Philipe Gaud (France, 2018, 95mins) est l'histoire du jeune Elias qui, fasciné  par la cuisine marocaine depuis sa plus tendre enfance, décide de tenter sa chance à Paris.

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  • TAZZEKA / THE BEST OF ADIFF 2018

  • Jan 19, 2019 from 1:30pm to 3:15pm
  • Location: TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
  • Description:

    Growing up in the Moroccan village of Tazzeka, Elias learned the secrets of traditional Moroccan cuisine from his grandmother who raised him. Years later, meeting a top Paris chef and a young woman named Salma inspires him to leave home. In Paris, Elias faces unstable work and financial hardship as an undocumented immigrant. But he also finds friendship with Souleymane, who helps revive his passion for cooking.

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  • KINSHASA MAKAMBO/ BEST OF ADIFF 2018

  • Jan 19, 2019 from 10:30am to 12:30pm
  • Location: TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
  • Description:

    3439570157?profile=original*Kinshasa Makambo de Dieudo Hamadi (République Démocratique du Congo, France, Allemagne, Norvège, Qatar, Suisse, 2018, 75mins) retrace le combat d’un groupe d’hommes et femmes qui rêvent de liberté en République Démocratique du Congo.

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  • KINSHASA MAKAMBO / THE BEST OF ADIFF 2018

  • Jan 19, 2019 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
  • Location: TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
  • Description:

    Christian, Ben and Jean-Marie are fighting for political change of power and free elections in their country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. But the incumbent President refuses to relinquish power. How can the course of events be changed? Must they join forces with the historical opposition leader and his powerful party? Is dialogue still possible or must they resign themselves to a popular uprising and the risk of a blood bath? "Kinshasa Makambo" immerses us in the combat these three activists are engaged in, a combat that neither bullets, nor prison, nor exile seem able to stop.

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December 8, 2018
Saturday
  • LOVE BENEATH HATE?

  • Dec 8, 2018 at 2:00pm to Dec 9, 2018 at 4:00pm
  • Location: Cinema Village
  • Description:

    Screening @ Cinema Village


    Saturday, DECEMBER 8, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Sunday, DECEMBER 9, 2018   @ 5:45 PM

    Jenna is a trouble-free young woman. One night as she’s walking home, she falls victim to a terrible aggression perpetrated by a group of men.

    Is Ruben’s arrival in her life pure coincidence? Or is it hiding an unspeakable truth?

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December 2, 2018
Sunday
  • A DAY FOR WOMEN / YOUM LEL SETAT

  • Dec 2, 2018 at 2:30pm to Dec 9, 2018 at 5:00pm
  • Location: Teachers College, Columbia University, Milbank Chapel
  • Description:

    WOMEN FILMMAKER COMPETITION


    A DAY FOR WOMEN (Youm lel setat)
    NY Premiere
    Sunday, DECEMBER 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - Chapel
    Sunday, DECEMBER 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - Chapel

    A new swimming pool opens in a poor Cairo district, with the announcement that Sundays are reserved for women. This news causes sensation with ripple effects throughout the local community. As women flock around the basin, a series of events will forever affect their perception of themselves and their view of the world.

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November 30, 2018
Friday
  • THE MAN WHO MENDS WOMEN

  • Nov 30, 2018 at 10:00am to Dec 6, 2018 at 12:00pm
  • Location: Cinema Village
  • Description:

    DAILY SCREENING AT CINEMA VILLAGE @ 3:10 PM
    From Friday, NOVEMBER 30, 2018 

    To Thursday, DECEMBER 6, 2018 

    2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and winner of the Sakharov Prize 2014, Doctor Denis Mukwege is internationally known as the man who has assisted thousands of women who have been sexually assaulted during the 20 years of conflicts in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. However, his endless struggle to put an end to these atrocities and denounce the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators is not welcome. Threatened with death, Doctor Denis Mukwege now lives cloistered in his hospital in Bukavu. But he is no longer alone in his struggle. The women to whom he has restored physical integrity and dignity, stand beside him, true activists for peace, hungry for justice.

    (Directed by Thierry Michel and Colette Braeckman, 2015, Belgium/Congo, 113min, documentary in French, English, Swahil and Mashi with English subtitles.)

    WINNER of 5 Human Rights Awards, 3 Audience Awards, and 4 Gra

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  • TAZZEKA

  • Nov 30, 2018 at 8:00am to Dec 6, 2018 at 10:00am
  • Location: Cinema Village
  • Description:

    Daily Screening at  Cinema Village @ 1:00 PM

    From Friday, NOVEMBER 30, 2018 

    To Thursday, DECEMBER 6, 2018

    Growing up in the Moroccan village of Tazzeka, Elias learned the secrets of traditional Moroccan cuisine from his grandmother who raised him. Years later, meeting a top Paris chef and a young woman named Salma inspires him to leave home. In Paris, Elias faces unstable work and financial hardship as an undocumented immigrant. But he also finds friendship with Souleymane, who helps revive his passion for cooking.

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  • MINGA AND THE BROKEN SPOON

  • Nov 30, 2018 from 6:00am to 8:00am
  • Location: Teachers College, Columbia University: Milbank Chapel
  • Description:

    Friday, NOVEMBER 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am - Chapel


    A charming animation for the entire family, this African fable tells the story of Minga, an orphaned girl living with her stepmother Mami Kaba and her stepsister Abena. One day, when she washes the dishes in the river, she accidentally brakes a spoon. A furious Mami Kaba chases her away from the house, asking her to find the only identical spoon hidden by her late mother. An adventurous journey then begins for Minga in the forest.

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November 28, 2018
Wednesday
  • KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS

  • Nov 28, 2018 at 6:00am to Dec 4, 2018 at 8:00am
  • Location: Teachers College, Columbia University, Milbank Chapel
  • Description:

    SCHOOL PROGRAM


    Wednesday, NOVEMBER 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - Chapel
    Tuesday, DECEMBER 4, 2018 @ 11:00 am - Chapel  

    This animated film exquisitely recounts the tale of tiny Kirikou born in an African village in which Karaba the Sorceress has placed a terrible curse. Kirikou sets out on a quest to free his village of the curse and find out the secret of why Karaba is so wicked.

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November 27, 2018
Tuesday
  • KINSHASA MAKAMBO

  • Nov 27, 2018 at 1:30pm to Dec 6, 2018 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Teachers College, Columbia University: Milbank Chapel & Cinema Village
  • Description:

    Teachers College, Milbank Chapel 

    Gala Screening, Panel Discussion and Reception

    Sunday, NOVEMBER 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

    Cinema Village

    Daily Screening @ 5:30 pm

    From Friday, NOVEMBER 30, 2018

    To Thursday, DECEMBER 6, 2018.


    In January 2015, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, sought a constitutional amendment that would allow him to be elected president for a third time.

    This film documents the resulting demonstrations and follows three protagonists of the resistance. Ben, who lives in exile in New York, takes the advice of his fellow countrymen in exile and decides to join the struggle in the Congo. Jean Marie, who has just been released from prison, continues his public campaign for his country’s freedom and is persecuted by the secret service. Christian fights unperturbed in the streets of Kinshasa, even after former Prime Minister Etienne Tshisekedi, on whom the opposition had pinned their hopes, dies and the movement against Kabila’s extension of his time in off

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November 26, 2018
Monday
  • MASAI: THE RAIN WARRIORS

  • Nov 26, 2018 from 6:00am to 8:00am
  • Location: Teachers College, Columbia University, Milbank Chapel
  • Description:

    SCHOOL PROGRAM

    Monday, NOVEMBER 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - Chapel

    Faced with a drought that endangers the continuity of their people, Masai elders are convinced that they have been cursed by the Red God -- the God of Vengeance. Following the death of the war chief, a group of adolescents must now cross over to adulthood, forced to quickly form a new generation of inexperienced but brave warriors. The young men must bring back the mane of a legendary lion, which appears at every critical period of Masai history to appease the wrath of the Red God and bring back the rains. The survival of their culture depends on this quest.

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November 25, 2018
Sunday
  • THEY HAD A DREAM / LE REVE FRANCAIS

  • Nov 25, 2018 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
  • Location: Teachers College, Columbia University, Milbank Chapel
  • Description:

    GALA SCREENING

    Sunday, NOVEMBER 25, 2018
    Milbank Chapel, Teachers College

    THEY HAD A DREAM  / Le Rêve Français
    Q&A​ with FIRMINE RICHARD  & VIP reception
    US Premiere

    Red carpet @ 3pm

    Screening  @ 4pm 

    They had a dream tells a story based on reality. It is both a social and a fictional saga, exploring the interconnected lives of two Guadeloupian families to reveal hidden or obscure aspects of French society.

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November 24, 2018
Saturday
  • EL JAIDA

  • Nov 24, 2018 at 10:00am to Dec 9, 2018 at 11:00am
  • Location: Teachers College, Columbia University, Milbank Chapel & 179 GD
  • Description:

    WOMEN FILMMAKER COMPETITION
    US Premiere
    Saturday, NOVEMBER 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - Chapel
    Sunday, DECEMBER 9, 2018   @ 1:30 pm - 179 GD

    Eight months before the Independence of Tunisia, four women meet at a prison for women called Dar Joued. Of different ages and social conditions, they are condemned to live together under the authority and injustice of their jailer: “El Jaida”. They will share memories of the outside world, joy, emotions and distress of their daily lives. 

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November 23, 2018
Friday
  • MINGA AND THE BROKEN SPOON

  • Nov 23, 2018 at 10:30am to Dec 9, 2018 at 12:00pm
  • Location: Teachers College, Columbia University, Milbank Chapel & 179 GD
  • Description:


    US Premiere
    Friday, NOVEMBER 23, 2018  @ 3:30 pm - 179 GD

    REGULAR SCREENING:
    Sunday, DECEMBER 9, 2018 @ 3:45 pm - Chapel


    A charming animation for the entire family, this African fable tells the story of Minga, an orphaned girl living with her stepmother Mami Kaba and her stepsister Abena. One day, when she washes the dishes in the river, she accidentally brakes a spoon. A furious Mami Kaba chases her away from the house, asking her to find the only identical spoon hidden by her late mother. An adventurous journey then begins for Minga in the forest

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April 29, 2018
Sunday
  • Foreign Body

  • Apr 29, 2018 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Location: Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Description:

    Seeking refuge from her Islamist radical brother whom she informed on, a young woman arrives in France illegally following Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution and discovers a new world of both hope and danger, in the fourth feature from writer-director Raja Amari (Satin Rouge, Buried Secrets). France, Tunisia | 2016 | 92 minutes | Arabic and French with English subtitles | Raja Amari.

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December 29, 2017
Friday
  • CENTERPIECE EVENT - NYADIFF 2017 - CHILDREN OF DRUM & MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA

  • Dec 29, 2017 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location: Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Description:

    CHILDREN OF DRUM - Q&A

    WORLD PRMIERE 

    WED, NOV 29 @ 7:00PM

    RED CARPET @ 6:00PM

    Children of Drum explores the developments in South African Journalism from 1950s when Drum magazine covered the struggle against the racist Apartheid regime, to the political changes since then that have affected the current state of journalism in South Africa. Directed by  Larry Tung., USA/ South Africa , 2017, Documentary, 60 min, English 

    Q&A after the screening.

     

    Followed by

    MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MEKEBA 

    Documents the life and work of the filmmakers associated with This powerful documentary retraces the life, music and activism of international star Miriam Makeba, one of the first African musicians to win international stardom. Miriam Makeba, whose music was always anchored in her traditional South African roots, was forced into exile in 1959. She sang for John F. Kennedy, performed with Harry Belafonte and Nina Simone, was married to Hugh Masekela and also to Stokely Carmichael.

    Her life was tumultuous. She alw

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  • LIVE CENTERPIECE EVENT - NYADIFF 2017 - CHILDREN OF DRUM & MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA

  • Dec 29, 2017 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location: Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Description:

    CHILDREN OF DRUM - Q&A

    WORLD PRMIERE 

    WED, NOV 29 @ 7:00PM

    RED CARPET @ 6:00PM

    Children of Drum explores the developments in South African Journalism from 1950s when Drum magazine covered the struggle against the racist Apartheid regime, to the political changes since then that have affected the current state of journalism in South Africa. Directed by  Larry Tung., USA/ South Africa , 2017, Documentary, 60 min, English 

    Q&A after the screening.

     

    Followed by

    MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MEKEBA 

    Documents the life and work of the filmmakers associated with This powerful documentary retraces the life, music and activism of international star Miriam Makeba, one of the first African musicians to win international stardom. Miriam Makeba, whose music was always anchored in her traditional South African roots, was forced into exile in 1959. She sang for John F. Kennedy, performed with Harry Belafonte and Nina Simone, was married to Hugh Masekela and also to Stokely Carmichael.

    Her life was tumultuous. She alw

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