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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Holee Sh*t!

I completely forgot to post about the New York African Diaspora Film Festival...definitely one of the best film fests by far, and maybe the best Black one. Hopefully my comrade Tambay Obenson won't mind me repostimg his comments, as I am doing this on the quick...

Certainly one of the more worthwhile black film festivals in the country. You're always guaranteed to find a wide variety of films from every segment of the Diaspora - both old and new. This year is no different, with around 100 films on the festival's schedule, from just about every continent, occupying its entire 2-week run to screen them all - November 28 to December 14.

Of particular interest to me:

The Prince of Broadway

An Ethiopian film titled 13 Months of Sunshine

Disappearing Voices - The Decline of Black Talk Radio

A Cameroonian Film called Paris A Tout Prix (Paris or Nothing)

Charles Burnetts's Namibia epic - Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation

Sexe, Gombo Et Beurre Sale (Sex, Okra and Salted Butter) - a French film by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, who previously brought us the critically acclaimed 2006 film, Daratt.

Go to the NYADFF website for a list of every film screening, accompanied by any relevant information (synopsis, dates, times, etc...).

Show your support! We say we want change; we cry out for it; now, here's yet another opportunity for all of us to affect it.

I'll certainly be there for some of the films, and will share my thoughts on my podcast.