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Best of The BAM African Diaspora Film Festival February 26

Best of The African Diaspora Film Festival

Angela BassettIn honor of Black History Month and the countless number of people of African descent that made contributions, small and large to the global community, ArtMattan Productions in collaboration with the repertory film program at BAM Rose Cinemas will present the Best of The African Diaspora Film Festival (ADFF), February 20 thru 26, 2009 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY.

Mr. President (2006) Venezuela
Feb 26 at 4:30pm

This doc about Venuzuelan president Hugo
Chavez captures his bold statements, such
as calling Tony Blair a "donkey," as well as scenes of him singing and dancing withFidel Castro. More Info

Jacques Roumain: Passion for a Country
(2008) Haiti
Feb 26 at 6:40pm

This documentary explores one of Haiti's
most important authors and political
figures, Jacques Roumain. Q&A More Info

Made in Jamaica (2006) Jamaica
Feb 26 at 9:30pm

This documentary examines Jamaican
music through interviews and musical
performances with reggae artists like
Capleton, Elephant Man, Bunny Wailer,
Bounty Killer, and more. More Info


30 Lafayette Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11217 - (718) 636-4100

DIRECTIONS: Subway: M, N, R, W to Pacific St; Q, 1, 2, 4, 5 to Atlantic Avenue
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General Admission: $11
Seniors, Children, & Students: $8*
BAM Cinema Club Members: $7

*Discounts available at BAM Rose Cinemas Box Office only for Seniors 65 & over; Children 12 & under and Students: 25 & under with valid ID.

DVDs and VHS of films from Africa and the African Diaspora will be on sale at the theater
$20 per DVD/VH; S; $35 for 2 DVD/VHS; $45 for three DVD/VHS and $15 for each additional DVD/VHS.
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The African Diaspora Film Festival and BAMcinématek

For eight consecutive years, including seven years in collaboration with BAMcinématek, The African Diaspora Film Festival has showcased films that depict the life experience of people of African descent all over the world.. This year's weeklong series will highlight thirteen films that garnered critical and popular acclaim at the 16th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival in 2008. With a variety of dramatic and documentary films from around the world, this series spotlights the diversity of filmmaking throughout the African Diaspora.
About The African Diaspora Film Festival

The African Diaspora Film Festival (ADFF) is an international film festival devoted to showcasing films depicting the diversity and richness of the global Black experience. ADFF features an eclectic mix of Urban, Classic, Foreign and Independent films including many World and US premieres. The festival showcases seminars with directors and actors demystifying the feature film making process. For more information, please visit

About ArtMattan Productions

ArtMattan Productions is a film distribution company that is dedicated to promoting the cultures of people of color all over the world. ArtMattan Films distributes films that focus on the human experience of people of color in Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America and Europe.
ArtMattan Productions is the founding sponsor of the African Diaspora Film Festival (ADFF). For more information, please visit

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