April 7, 2014

WATCH THE TRAILER OF THE OPENING NIGHT FILM! 

Confusion Na Wa traces the lives of a disparate group of individuals as their paths cross over the course of one day. Their result is a story of lust, infidelity, friendship, revenge, heartbreak and confusion.
US Premiere  ! 
April 7, 2014

This is the core of the 21st New York African Film Festival: the experience of revolution and liberation in and from Africa in the twenty-first century. All of the films featured will tackle the path to liberation or the feeling of freedom itself:  its impact, its agents, but first and foremost its visual splendor.

April 7, 2014

IT’S OFFICIAL !!

We will premiere Biyi Bandele’s highly anticipated film Half of a Yellow Sun, a rendition of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling book about the Biafran war, a movie that glows thanks to the leading performances of Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose and Oscar-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor

Here, The trailer !

Confusion Na Wa and Half of Yellow Sun open at this year’s New York African Film Festival. It’s the US Premiere you’ve been waiting for. And this is just 2 out of 42 great cinematic chef-d’oeuvres ! The creme of African filmmaking will be in attendance.
April 7, 2014

Confusion Na Wa and Half of Yellow Sun open at this year’s New York African Film Festival. It’s the US Premiere you’ve been waiting for. And this is just 2 out of 42 great cinematic chef-d’oeuvres ! The creme of African filmmaking will be in attendance.

Mark your calendars, New York and L.A. folks, Jono Oliver’s new movie "Home" is not one to miss out on! Gbenga Akinnagbe’s performance is flawless. Check out the trailer here: http://www.homethefilm.com/trailer/ 
November 20, 2013

Mark your calendars, New York and L.A. folks, Jono Oliver’s new movie "Home" is not one to miss out on! Gbenga Akinnagbe’s performance is flawless. Check out the trailer here: http://www.homethefilm.com/trailer/ 

From the Ashes: Story of a New Sierra Leone
In God Loves Uganda, in New York City on Oct. 11th, Academy Award winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda’s terrifying turn towards the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. Get your tix today! Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/16jbjTD
October 7, 2013

In God Loves Uganda, in New York City on Oct. 11th, Academy Award winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda’s terrifying turn towards the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. Get your tix today! Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/16jbjTD

Are you in the NYC area? "Tey", the award-winning, poetic and visually engrossing feature film by Alain Gomis starring the great Saul Williams, will be released on Oct 6! #specialappearances #MISTHarlem 
October 4, 2013

Are you in the NYC area? "Tey", the award-winning, poetic and visually engrossing feature film by Alain Gomis starring the great Saul Williams, will be released on Oct 6! #specialappearances #MISTHarlem 

August 3, 2013

Family Day Celebration on Governors Island is Tomorrow from 12-5pm!!

FREE dance classes with world-renowned choreographers and master teachers from Brazil, Senegal, and Guinea. FREE storytelling, double-dutch and quilting demonstrations and workshops. Short African films & African food vendors will be on site. A wonderful treat for the entire family!

TODAY!!
Jeans & Marto & Lezare Screenings! 

Thursday, August 1st, 7:45pm
Manhattan Pentecostal Church, 541 West 125th St.
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Lezare
Zelalem Woldemariam, Ethiopia, 2010, 14min.
Lezare is a revealing and touching story about a homeless boy in
a small village in southern Ethiopia. A beautifully shot film about
global warming and shortsightedness.
 

Jeans and Martò
Claudia Palazzi and Clio Sozzani, Ethiopia/Italy, 2011, 52min.
Jeans and Martò reveals the complexity of the ‘Ethiopia of the
new millennium’, constricted between modernity and tradition,
pastoralist and urban lifestyle, old and new generations who
struggle to adapt to such a rapid transformation. Roba, who
narrates his story, is a young Ethiopian pastoralist who escapes
his arranged marriage to fulfill a dream. An apparently normal
student, who is willing to reach a balance between his tribe’s
costumes and the dream of becoming an educated man. A life
straddled between tradition and modernity, and a commitment to
discover the good in both.
August 1, 2013

TODAY!!

Jeans & Marto & Lezare Screenings! 

Thursday, August 1st, 7:45pm
Manhattan Pentecostal Church, 541 West 125th St.
 
Lezare
Zelalem Woldemariam, Ethiopia, 2010, 14min.
Lezare is a revealing and touching story about a homeless boy in
a small village in southern Ethiopia. A beautifully shot film about
global warming and shortsightedness.
 
Jeans and Martò
Claudia Palazzi and Clio Sozzani, Ethiopia/Italy, 2011, 52min.
Jeans and Martò reveals the complexity of the ‘Ethiopia of the
new millennium’, constricted between modernity and tradition,
pastoralist and urban lifestyle, old and new generations who
struggle to adapt to such a rapid transformation. Roba, who
narrates his story, is a young Ethiopian pastoralist who escapes
his arranged marriage to fulfill a dream. An apparently normal
student, who is willing to reach a balance between his tribe’s
costumes and the dream of becoming an educated man. A life
straddled between tradition and modernity, and a commitment to
discover the good in both.