[Marxism] 2009 New York African Diaspora Film Festival
lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Nov 26 10:23:36 MST 2009
This is a brief announcement from the organizers of the New York African
Diaspora Film Festival (NYADFF) that will be followed by my own
recommendations on attending.
"From the 27th of November to December 15th, the 17th edition of the New
York African Diaspora Film Festival will be showcasing 101 films from 46
countries in 6 NYC venues. Special events, Q&A with filmmakers and
panel discussions are also programmed. Amazing Quality and Diversity.
Visit www.nyadff.org for schedules, venues, tickets and more information."
Among the festivals I have attended in New York over the past decade or
so, this is without a doubt the most important from the social and
political perspective, not to speak of the consistently excellent
quality of the movies. Using just a tiny fraction of the funding that
goes into the typical Hollywood blockbuster, NYADFF films deliver much
more bang for the dollar.
Two of the more notable films I have seen from this venue are "Otomo",
(http://www.columbia.edu/~lnp3/mydocs/culture/Otomo.htm) a searing tale
about a Cameroonian immigrant's conflict with the cops in German, and "A
Night in Morocco: Where are you going Moshe?”, a movie that challenges
the official story that Sephardic Jews were happy to emigrate to Israel.
Not only were these films of tremendous relevance to the troubled world
we are living in, but were terrific film-making.
Go to http://www.nyadff.org/ to see the schedule of all the outstanding
movies lined up for 2009.
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