ss_blog_claim=17cc6e1d8cd65fdbdc8a677d66b74513 ss_blog_claim=17cc6e1d8cd65fdbdc8a677d66b74513

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL


On Saturday, November 15th
6:00pm

AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL,
in conjunction with the Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival,
PRESENT:

TODAY THE HAWK TAKES ONE CHICK
(Jane Gillooly, Swaziland/USA, 2007, 72min.)
The Lubombo region of Swaziland suffers from the world's highest prevalence of HIV and a life expectancy that has dropped to 32 years. In this small, landlocked country in southern Africa , a generation of parents has died, leaving the grandparents in charge of the children as well as responsible for retaining the threads of the fraying traditional life. Presented without an overt narrative structure or narration, the film's drama emerges from the steady accumulation of details that tell a greater story of family in a world dictated by AIDS.

Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival
November 14-16, 2008

American Museum of Natural History
Entrance for screenings on 77th Street
(between Central Park West & Columbus)


13th AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL
TRAVELING FILM SERIES 2008 - 2009
For over a decade, the Traveling Film Series of African and Diaspora cinema has given audiences the unique experience of watching African films often difficult to discover elsewhere. This film program travels to cultural institutions, museums and universities in different cities in the US , Puerto Rico and abroad.
AFF is proud to launch our 13th Annual Traveling Film Series, which will commence in November.


TRAVELING FILM SERIES SCHEDULE

NOVEMBER
5-College Consortium
Amherst College
Hampshire College
Mt. Holyoke College
Smith College
UMASS Amherst

JANUARY
Pacific Film Archives
Berkeley, CA
FEBRUARY
Arizona TRADOC Cultural Center
Fort Huachuca, Arizona

Baltimore Museum of Arts
Baltimore, MD

Goucher College
Baltimore, Maryland

Museum of Fine Arts , Boston
Boston, MA

MARCH
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

APRIL
Maine African Film Festival
Portland, Maine

Wayne County Community College
Detroit, MI

MAY
Brooklyn Academy of MusicBrooklyn, NY

FILMS IN THIS YEAR’S TRAVELING SERIES:
Feature Films
Heartlines
Kinshasa Palace
Paris Selon Moussa
Shoot The MessengerShort FilmsMeteni: The Lost One
Le Clandestin Come Back To Sudan
Awaiting For Men
This Is My Africa

For more information on participating venues, film synopses, interviews and more please check our website: http://www.africanfilmny.org/

No comments: