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Running November 27 to December 13, the 2020 New York African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) presents the cinematic voices of of African diaspora. ADIFF’s mission is to present these films to diverse audiences, redesign the Black cinema experience, and strengthen the role of African and African descent directors in contemporary world cinema.
The festival program is organized in three slates:
• SLATE 1 Friday, Nov. 27 9:00 AM – Wed, Dec. 2 11:59 PM
• SLATE 2 Thursday, Dec. 3 12:01 AM – Tue, Dec. 8 11:59 PM
• SLATE 3 Wed, Dec. 9 12:01 AM – Sunday, Dec. 13 11:59 PM
Films include the US premiere of Dolapo Is Fine , directed by Ethosheia Hylton. Soon to leave her very British boarding school, Dọlápọ̀ is pressured to conceal her natural hair, and to change her name in order to get a job in the City. Dọlápọ̀ buys a wig, but the hair leaves her questioning its uncertain origins and she is forced to reconsider her own assumptions about identity. In Good, Thanks You?, directed by Molly Manning Walker, a woman grapples with a traumatic event that leaves her voiceless. In Burning Night, directed by Eryk Rocha, down on his luck and recently divorced, Paulo has begun driving a cab around Rio, hoping he’ll make enough to send his ex money to support their ten-year-old son. He mostly works nights, so in addition to his encounters with a colorful variety of customers, colleagues, cops and others, he must cope with loneliness, fatigue and new faces in his life.
Along with films, the ADIFF has a series of Zoom Panel Discussions with authors, directors, and actors that are free to attend.
To learn more, go to: https://nyadiff.org/2020/
2020 New York African Diaspora International Film Festival November 27 - December 13, 2020
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