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13 April 2016

New York African Film Festival 2016

New York African Film Festival 2016

Under the banner Modern Days, Ancient Nights: 50 Years of African Filmmaking the 23rd edition of the New York African Film Festival honors the legacy of Sembène. The festival returns to New York to show film-lovers the most fascinating selection of narrative features, documentaries, and shorts from the African continent and the Diaspora. More than 50 works from over 25 countries display the exhilarating labor of a new generation of filmmakers working from the four corners of the world, enriching the growing patrimony of African cinema.

’76: Izu Ojukwu, Nigeria, 2016, 138min.

About a Mother: Dina Velikovskaya, Russia, 2015, 8min.

Afripedia: Ghana, Kenya And Senegal: Senay Berhe, Teddy Goitom and Benjamin Taft, Ghana/Ivory Coast/Kenya/Senegal, 2014, 84min. (28min. x 3 episodes)

Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (Rain The Color Of Blue With A Little Red In It): Christopher Kirkley, Niger, 2015, 75min.

Black Jews: The Roots Of The Olive Tree: Laurence Gavron, Senegal/France, 2016, 56min.

Child of the Revolution: Xoliswa Sithole, Zimbabwe, 2014, 73min.

Cholo: Muzna Almusafer, United Arab Emirates/France, 2014, 21min.

Cuckold: Charlie Vundla, South Africa, 2015, 95min.

The Cursed One: Nana Obiri Yeboah and Maximillian Claussen, UK/Ghana, 2015, 95min.

The Dance of King David: Axel Baumann, USA, 2011, 32min.

Egypt’s Modern Pharaohs: Jihan El-Tahri, Egypt/France/USA/Qatar, 2014, 168min. (56min. x 3 films)

Faaji Agba: Remi Vaughan-Richards, Nigeria, 2015, 91min.

In Search of Finah Misa Kule: Kewulay Kamara, Sierra Leone, 2015, 42min.

Head Gone: Dare Fasasi, Nigeria/Sweden, 2014, 111min.

Hex: Clarence Peters, Nigeria, 2015, 26min.

In The Eye of the Spiral: Raynald Leconte and Eve Blouin, USA/Haiti/UK, 2014, 72min.

Intore (The Chosen): Eric Kabera, Rwanda, 2014, 76min.

Kirikou and the Wild Beasts: Michel Ocelot and Benedicte Galup , France, 2005, 75 min.

La Belle at the Movies: Cecilia Zoppelletto, UK/Belgium/Congo, 2015, 67min.

Lamb: Yared Zeleke, Ethiopia/France/Germany/Norway/Qatar, 2015, 94min.

The Longest Kiss: Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque, 2013, Sudan/Canada, 75min.

Martha & Niki: Tora Mårtens, Sweden, 2015, 93min.

Mixtress X: Daty Kaba, USA, 2005, 74min.

Negritude: A Dialogue Between Wole Soyinka and Senghor: Manthia Diawara, USA/France/Germany/Portugal, 2015, 59min.

The Other Side of the Atlantic (Do outro lado do Atlântico): Márcio Câmara, Brazil, 2016, 90min.

Ọya: Something Happened On The Way To West Africa!: Seyi Adebanjo, Nigeria, 2015, 30min.

Pastor Paul: Jules David Bartkowski, USA/Ghana/Nigeria, 2015, 70min.

Price of Love: Hermon Hailay, Ethiopia, 2015, 99min.

The Prophecy: Marcia Juzga, Senegal, 2015, 20min.

Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess: Roy T. Anderson, Jamaica, 2013, 59min.

Red Leaves: Bazi Gete, Israel, 2014, 80min.

Sembene!: Jason Silverman and Samba Gadjigo, Senegal/USA, 2015, 82min.

Some Bright Morning: The Art of Melvin Edwards: Lydie Diakhaté, USA/France, 2016, 51min.

Tanna: Bentley Dean and Martin Butler, Australia/Vanuatu, 2015, 104 min.

Tchindas: Marc Serena and Pablo García Pérez de Lara, Spain/Cape Verde, 2015, 95min.

TGV: Moussa Touré, France/Germany/Senegal, 1997, 88min.

Too Black to be French?: Isabelle Boni-Claverie, France, 2015, 52min.

Twaaga (Invincible): Cedric Ido, France/ Burkina Faso, 2013, 30min.

Under the Starry Sky: Dyana Gaye, France/Senegal, 2013, 86min.

While You Weren’t Looking: Catherine Stewart, South Africa, 2015, 104min.

Yemanjá: Wisdom From The African Heart Of Brazil: Donna C. Roberts and Donna Read, USA/Brazil, 2015, 52min.

Shorts Program #1 – Quartiers Lointains 

The Return: Yohann Kouam, France, 2013, 22min.

The Sense of Touch: Jean-Charles Mbotti Mololo, France, 2014, 15min.

Destino: Zangro, France, 2013, 22min.

Towards Tenderness: Alice Diop, France, 2016, 40min.

Shorts Program #2 – Africa in New York 

Afripedia X New York: Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft, Senay Berhe, Sweden/USA, 2016, 12min.

Anton: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, USA/Uganda/Germany, 2016, 5min.

Contained: Mamadou Dia, Senegal/USA, 2016, 5min.

Olive: Alfonso Johnson, USA, 2016, 6.5min.

Reluctantly Queer: Akosua Adoma Owusu, Ghana/USA, 2016, 8min.

New York, I Love You: Iquo B. Essien, USA, 2016, 21min.

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