New York African Film Festival 2011

02.04.2011 - 31.05.2011

Venue

New York

Share

New York African Film Festival

African Film Festival, Inc. and Film Society of Lincoln Center present the 18th edition of the New York African Film Festival! A multi-venue, two-month celebration of African arts and culture, taking place from April 2nd through May 31st, 2011, the festival will feature a gallery exhibition, fashion show, panel discussions, Q&As with directors and actors, live performances, and of course, the best in contemporary cinema from Africa and the Diaspora.

For its 18th edition, the New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) honors the landmark International Year for People of African Descent, as 2011 has been designated by the United Nations. The Festival also celebrates 50 years of independence in Sierra Leone and Tanzania, and highlights the following themes:

Africa – the Next Generation
These fictional and documentary films depict the resilience of Africa’s youth as they rise above adversity, whether by bravely facing life with AIDS (Thembi) or by simply writing a letter to Santa Claus (Ousmane). Other films include Soul Boy and Africa United.

Sorcery and Subversion in the 21st Century
The filmmakers question perceptions of activists and outliers, who intentionally or unintentionally challenge their communities to question the norms that underline their societies. The Witches of Gambaga, Taharuki, The Deliverance of Comfort, and Phyllis.

Examining the Heart of Africa
Situated in the center of the African continent, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has long been considered the heart of Africa. Its politics and its cultures seem to pulse in time with the heart of the continent. Three films present different perspectives on the DRC: Kinshasa Symphony, Viva Riva!, and Kongo – Grand Illusions.

The Retention of Memory
A new generation of filmmakers brings in today’s Africa and the African Diaspora, a fresh perspective to the longstanding conversation about traditional beliefs and modern rituals, cultural heritage and cultural evolution, memories of the past and hopes for the future. Besouro, For the Best and For the Onion, A Journey into Kono Womanhood, and Ebony Goddess.

Africa First Shorts
The NYAFF is pleased to present the U.S. premiere of the 2011 Focus Features Africa First Shorts Program. The program, now in its third year, has been supporting the growth of groundbreaking emerging filmmakers, who push boundaries and create brilliant works. Dirty Laundry, Umkhungo, Tinye So, and Mwansa The Great.

The Camera – A Filmmaker’s Weapon
The camera has transformed the lives of artists and everyday people throughout the continent: an Ethiopian man who protects his tribe with a Kalashnikov and a camera (Shooting with Mursi) a young boy who documents the life of immigrants in Italy (One Way, a Tuareg Journey) unwitting outsiders whose cameras lead them toward a terrible secret (Stolen).

More information on www.africanfilmny.org

Go back

Comments

Comment by GSA SER Backlinks | 21.02.2017

Build 62,000 GSA SER Backlinks for 1st Page Google Rankings in Just 5$

Comment by 600 Dofollow Blog Comments | 04.02.2017

Good artcile, but it would be better if in future you can share more about this subject. Keep posting.

Comment by Secret Obsession | 29.01.2017

This is an awesome rousing article.I am essentially satisfied with your great work.You put truly extremely accommodating data. Keep it up. Continue blogging. Hoping to perusing your next post.

Comment by check it out | 05.11.2016

Magnificent and intriguing article. Extraordinary things you've generally imparted to us. Much appreciated. Simply keep making this kind out of post.

Comment by the best test booster | 04.11.2016

Much obliged such a great amount for this data. I need to tell you I agree on a few of the focuses you make here and others may require some further audit, however I can see your perspective.

Comment by click to read more  | 02.11.2016

Much obliged for each other educational site. The spot else might just I understand that sort of data written in such a perfect means? I have an endeavor that I'm a few seconds ago working on, and I have been watchful for such data.

Comment by click to read more | 01.11.2016

Much thanks to you for some other enlightening site. The spot else might just I understand that sort of data written in such an immaculate system? I have an endeavor that I am basically now running on, and I've been at the look out for such data.

Comment by browse around this site | 29.10.2016

Your work is great and I value you and bouncing for some more educational posts. Much obliged to you for sharing incredible data to us.

Comment by geniux review | 25.10.2016

This article is an appealing wealth of informative data that is interesting and well-written. I commend your hard work on this and thank you for this information. You’ve got what it takes to get attention.

Comment by Long Tail Pro | 20.10.2016

Your website is really cool and this is a great inspiring article.

Comment by free netflix account | 19.10.2016

I as of late ran over your online journal and have been perusing along. I thought I would leave my first remark. I don't recognize what to say with the exception of that I have delighted in perusing. Decent blog. I will continue going by this site frequently.

Comment by minecraft free download | 19.10.2016

Much thanks to you for exceptionally usefull data..

Comment by xbox | 17.10.2016

Is it alright to post a portion of this on my site fundamentally present a hyperlink on this site page?

Comment by hacker team | 17.10.2016

i am continually searching for some free stuffs over the web. there are likewise a few organizations which gives free specimens.

Comment by buy with confidence | 06.10.2016

Great job for publishing such a beneficial web site. Your web log isn’t only useful but it is additionally really creative too. There tend to be not many people who can certainly write not so simple posts that artistically. Continue the nice writing

Comment by material peluqueria | 05.10.2016

You make so many great points here that I read your article a couple of times. Your views are in accordance with my own for the most part. This is great content for your readers.

Comment by click this | 26.09.2016

thanks this is good blog.

Comment by www.waterdamagelos-angeles.com water damage restoration los ange | 22.09.2016

Much thanks to you for some other enlightening site. The spot else might just I understand that sort of data written in such an immaculate system? I have an endeavor that I am basically now running on, and I've been at the look out for such data.

Comment by airport limo | 22.09.2016

Awesome Information sharing .. I am extremely glad to peruse this article .. a debt of gratitude is in order for giving us experience info.Fantastic pleasant. I value this post.

Comment by تلبيسات | 20.09.2016

Thank you for helping people get the information they need. Great stuff as usual. Keep up the great work!!!

Comment by www.masnopago.es | 20.09.2016

I have been looking at a couple of your stories and i can state really well done. I will bookmark your online journal

Comment by Obsession Phrases | 18.09.2016

I have read your blog it is very helpful for me. I want to say thanks to you. I have bookmark your site for future updates.

Comment by blog comments service | 09.09.2016

much obliged to you for your intriguing infomation.

Comment by erotic massage in abu dhabi | 27.07.2016

This is a smart blog. I mean it. You have so much knowledge about this issue, and so much passion. You also know how to make people rally behind it, obviously from the responses.

Add your own comment