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Brooklyn Academy Of Music Presents Best Of The African Diaspora Film Festival

 


 
BAMcinématek presents the eighth annual Best of the African Diaspora Film Festival, February 19—24

Brooklyn, — From February 19–24, BAMcinématek, in collaboration with the African Diaspora Film Festival, presents The Best of the African Diaspora Film Festival. This six-day series showcases eighteen films that enjoyed popular acclaim during the seventeenth annual African Diaspora Film Festival (ADFF). With a variety of dramatic and documentary films from around the globe, the series spotlights the diversity of filmmaking in Africa and throughout the African Diaspora.

This year’s The Best of the African Diaspora Film Festival brings together films from countries including Nigeria, Jamaica, South Africa, Bolivia, Cuba, Senegal, Martinique, Egypt, and the U.S. Of the dramatic features, highlights include ADFF 2009’s opening night film Nothing but the Truth, directed by and starring acclaimed actor and playwright John Kani (The IslandSiswe Banzi Is Dead). Based on Kani’s own play about apartheid South Africa, the film was honored with the Silver Stallion award at FESPACO, the largest film festival in Africa.

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Contacts:
Gabriele Caroti at 718.636.4125 x3 / gcaroti@bam.org
Aisling Yeoman at 718.636.4125 x8 / ayeoman@bam.org



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