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The 18th New York African Film Festival
APRIL 29 - MAY 1
Doc Watchers presents the 18th New York African Film Festival, April 29 through May 1st at the Maysles Cinema! Includes the US Premiere of Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children and Q&A's with peabody award winning filmmaker Xoliswa Sithole after the 7:30 pm screenings on the 29th and 30th.
Friday, April 29 - Sunday, May 1
@ Maysles Cinema
FRI APR 29
7:30pm: 'Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children'
SAT APR 30
3:30pm: 'All I Wanna Do'
5:00pm: 'Jazz Mama' & 'A Blues for Tiro'
7:30: 'Ladies in Waiting' & 'Shouting Silent'
SUN MAY 1
3:00pm: 'Alex's Wedding' and 'North-South.com'
5:00pm: 'Zero Tolerance' and 'Driving with Fanon'
FRIDAY, APRIL 29th:
ZIMBABWE'S FORGOTTEN CHILDREN (U.S. PREMIERE)
Jezza Neuman, South Africa, 2010, 90 min.
The story of three children trying to survive in Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe.
** Followed by Q&A with Peabody Award Winning Filmmaker (and 'Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children' producer), Xoliswa Sithole, and Reception
SATURDAY, APRIL 30th:
ALL I WANNA DO (U.S. PREMIERE)
Michelle Medina, Morocco, 2010, 59 min.
Forty-eight year-old Simohamed, who works as a parking guard, and his 17-year-old son Ayoub, get the opportunity to pursue their dreams of being Hip Hop artists.
Dir. Petna Katondolo,Congo, 2010, 30 min.
How do you talk about rape in a place where basic human rights are systematically violated? Katondolo skirts the boundaries of reality and fiction, offering a compelling portrait of Conoglese women who stand strong in their communities and denounce the violence they experience.
A BLUES FOR TIRO (U.S. PREMIERE)
Steve Kwena Mokwena, South Africa, 2007, 48 min.
A poetic tribute to an extraordinary black consciousness activist and inspirational leader, who was murdered in 1974.
LADIES IN WAITING (U.S. PREMIERE)
Dieudo Hamadi & Divita Wa Lusula, Congo, 2010, 24 min.
In a maternity ward in the Congo, new mothers are "held hostage" until they are are able to settle their medical bills.
**Followed by Q&A with Peabody Award Winning Filmmaker, Xoliswa Sithole, and Reception
Renee Rosen, South Africa, 2002, 50 min.
An adult orphan who lost her mother to HIV/AIDS journeys back home in search of other young women who have also lost their mothers to HIV/AIDS and are now struggling to raise themselves (and, in many cases, their siblings) on their own.
SUNDAY, MAY 1st:
Jean-Marie Teno, Cameroon, 2003, 45 min.
Three people's lives are about to change dramatically. Alex goes to his in-laws' to bring home his second wife. His childhood sweetheart and first wife, Elise, reluctantly accompanies him.
Francois Ducat, Cameroon, 2007, 53 min.
In a country where nearly half the population lives under the poverty threshold, many young women surf the internet hoping to "escape" by marrying a rich, white foreigner.
ZERO TOLERANCE (U.S. PREMIERE)
Dieudo Hamadi, Congo, 2010, 18 min.
The systematic use of rape casts a dark shadow on the Congolese society. Ordinary men are guilty of violently exploiting women, and are unable explain what came over them.
DRIVING WITH FANON
Steve Kwena Mokwena, Sierra Leone, 2010, 70 min.
Avant-garde filmmaker, Kwena Mokwena travels through Freetown, Sierra Leone with the ghost of Frantz Fanon, engaging a new generation into conversation about the radical black scholar, psychiatrist and revolutionary thinker.
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