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SCREENING: Kinshasa Makambo at the Schomburg Center

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?


WHEN: Thu, Nov 30th, 1:00 PM

WHERE:  Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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A tender, revealing documentary about one of the most famous and popular performing artists of the 20th century. Her legendary banana belt dance created theatre history; her song “J’ai deux amours” became a classic, and her hymn.

The film focuses on her life and work from a perspective that analyses images of Black people in popular culture. It portrays the artist in the mirror of European colonial clichés and presents her as a resistance fighter, an ambulance driver during WWII, and an outspoken activist against racial discrimination involved in the worldwide Black Consciousness movement of the 20th century.

Directed by Annette Von Wagenheim/ 45 minutes/ Documentary/ French,German and English (with English subtitles)

WHERE:Teachers College, Columbia University

WHEN: Fri, Dec 8th, 8:00 PM


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ADIFF NYC 2023 Presents: Farewell Savage


In this debut feature, Director Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento, himself a descendant of an almost extinct indigenous Colombian community, went to meet the Cácuas, to talk about their feelings, their loves, their loneliness. In doing so, he reconnects with his own Indigenousness. With humor and tenderness, the Cácuas try to teach him what it is to be a native. 



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