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"Women Behind the Camera" Film Series
March is Women’s History Month. In that context, ADIFF is presenting the “Women Behind the Camera” film series, a selection of films by independent women from various countries such as Cape Verde, Switzerland, Senegal, Peru, Australia, Haiti...
WHEN: March 25-27, 2011
WHERE: Teachers College,
525 West 120th Street - Room 263 Macy
Take train 1 to 116th street and walk uptown four blocks. Entrance between Broadway and Amsterdam. Picture ID requested to enter building.
FRIDAY, MARCH 25 @ 6:00PM
SARA GOMEZ: AN AFRO-CUBAN FILMMAKER by Alessandra Muller
A rich, multilayered documentary about Afro-Cuban director Sarah Gomez who studied literature, piano, and Afro-Cuban ethnography before becoming the first female Cuban filmmaker. A woman of great intelligence, independence and generosity, she was a revolutionary filmmaker with intersecting concerns about the Afro-Cuban community and the value of its cultural traditions, women's issues, and the treatment of the marginalized sectors of society.
SATURDAY, MARCH 26 @ 4:30PM
SISTERS IN CINEMA by Yvonne Welbon (USA)
Traces the careers of inspiring African American women filmmakers from the early part of the 20th century to the early 2000s. This film is available online at http://www.sistersincinema.com/
SATURDAY, MARCH 26 @ 6:30PM
LOOKING FOR LIFE by Claudette Coulanges (Haiti)
A critical look at the impact of Globalization on Haitian society and how two women fight to survive in an economy that has been bled dry.
SATURDAY, MARCH 26 @ 8:30PM
COLOBANE EXPRESS by Khady Sylla (Senegal)
Colobane Express opens a window on a slice of life in the busy urban metropolis of Dakar. A look at life around the operation and utilization of the public vans that provide the traditional and sole means of city transportation in Dakar, Senegal.
SUNDAY, MARCH 27 @ 2:00PM
AMILCAR CABRAL by Ana Ramos Lisboa (Cape Verde)
A skillfully produced documentary about Amilcar Cabral, the leader of the Liberation Movement of Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau, which uses a wealth of rare archive footage, balanced inclusion of varied testimonies of important African personalities and the credible recreation of notable episodes of Cabral's life.
SUNDAY, MARCH 27 @ 4:00PM
GULPILIL, ONE RED BLOOD by Darlen Johnson (Australia)
Legendary Aboriginal actor and Australian icon David Gulpilil's life has been one of dueling lifestyles, with his jet-setting movie star life on a completely different plane from his life as an Aboriginal village elder, and director Darlene Johnson manages to capture intimate details from both lifestyles in her 2003 biographical documentary Gulpilil: One Red Blood.
SUNDAY, MARCH 27 @ 6:00PM
HANDS OF GOD by Delia Ackerman (Peru)
The stunning dexterity and mastery of famous Afro-Peruvian percussionist Julio "Chocolate" Algendones are on display in this affectionate documentary about the great master.
FREE FRIDAY SCREENING
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Weekend pass $20; Day pass $15; $6 per show.
SECURE YOUR SEAT TODAY! TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT: http://nyadiff.org
DVDs and VHS of films from Africa and the African Diaspora will be on sale at the venue. $15 per DVD; $25 for 2 DVD; $35 for three DVD and $10 for each additional DVD.
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Held in NYC, Chicago, DC and Jersey City, the African Diaspora Film Festival (ADFF) features programs around urban, classic, foreign & independent films that explore the richness and diversity of the life experience of people of color all over the world.