CELEBRATING 20 YEARS
OF AFRICAN CINEMA IN ADIFF
Fri, July 27 to S un,
July 29, 2012
The election of a new president in Senegal, the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ANC and the turbulent situation in Mali are some of the events that have recently been on the airwaves about the African continent.
Senegal, Mali and South Africa are part of our 20 years of African Films in the African Diaspora International Film Festival TC Series from July 27-29.
Speakers from these countries will attend the screenings to discuss with the audience about the films and other issues of interest.
FILM SERIES DETAILED PROGRAM
FRIDAY, JULY 27 @ 6PM
DRY SEASON/DARATT by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (95min)
Atim, 16 years old, is given a revolver by his grandfather so that he may kill the man who killed his father. An intimate parable of truth and reconciliation.
FRIDAY, JULY 27 @ 8PM
TASUMA THE FIGHTER by Daniel Kollo Sanou (90min)
Comedy about a retired French army officer from Burkina Faso who has been trying for decades to obtain his well-deserved military pension and looses his patience.
SATURDAY, JULY 28 @ 2PM
KUKURANTUMI, THE ROAD TO ACCRA by King Ampaw (95min) In order to raise the money to get a new vehicle, a truck driver sells some stolen watches and promises his daughter in marriage to a rich merchant.Ã‚ She runs off to Accra...
SATURDAY, JULY 28 @ 4PM
FALLEN ANGELS PARADISE by Ossama Fawzi (80min)
"Intriguingly modern in look and idiom, convincingly depicts Cairo's upper and lower depths in the surrealist story of a man who refuses to die" VARIETY
SATURDAY, JULY 28 @ 6PM
THE OTHER WORLD by Merzak Allouache (90min) A love story set between France and Algeria during the 1990's Algerian Civil War. "A tense and timely thriller that also serves as a political and a moral allegory" -TV Guide
SATURDAY, JULY 28 @ 8PM
AN UNCOMMON WOMAN by Abdoulaye Dao (101min)
Mina is tired of her husband's infidelity and decides to take a drastic decision: She takes a second husband. A comedy about jealousy, infidelity, romance and revenge.
SUNDAY, JULY 29 @ 1PM
FARAW, MOTHER OF THE DUNES by Abdoulaye Ascfare (90min)
This drama comments upon the negative effects of European colonisation while telling the inspiring tale of a woman determined to forge a better life for herself and her family.
Screening followed by discussion with a representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Mali to the United Nations.
SUNDAY, JULY 29 @ 3PM
ARUGBA by Tunde Kelani (97min)
This drama rooted in Yoruba traditions explores the social and economic divisions within Nigeria through the story of a corrupt Chief and two young people in love.
SUNDAY, JULY 29 @ 5PM
COME BACK AFRICA by Lionel Rogosin (83min)
A devastating, yet uplifting portrait of the inhumanities of state-sponsored racism in South Africa in the 50's and the glimmers of hope found through community, dance and music.
Screening followed by discussion with Mr. Gugulethu Gingqi, Political Consul of the New York South African Consulate.
SUNDAY, JULY 29 @ 7PM
COLOBANE EXPRESS & SILENT MONOLOGUE by Khady Sylla (100min)
Two powerful social commentaries that open a window on a slice of the daily life and hopes of regular folks - bus drivers, dwellers, and maids - in Dakar, Senegal.
Screening followed by a discussion with Senegalese journalist Dame Babou.