INTERNATIONAL AFRICAN DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH FILM SERIES March 18-21, 2022


Women’s History Month Film Series

“2 Weeks in Lagos” with Mawuli Gavor and Beverly Naya

The selection of films from ADIFF’s Women’s Month Film Series is a modest contribution to the work of national and international filmmakers…

Some films deal with women, but other films by some of these authors go behind the camera to talk about men, and they do it with a firm hand.

— ADIFF

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, March 9, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) – in collaboration with Teachers College’s Office of Diversity and Community Affairs Columbia University – hosts The Women’s History Month Film Series, a selection of films celebrating films made by and celebrating women.

The film industry is a male-dominated industry all over the world. The selection of films from ADIFF’s Women’s Month Film Series is a modest contribution to the work of national and international filmmakers who, against all odds, have shattered the glass ceiling and succeeded in creating a work of cinematic art. significant. Films from Ethiopia, Tunisia, USA, Cuba, Brazil, Nigeria, Morocco, New Zealand, Canada, Samoa and Chad are part of the program.

Some films deal with women, but other films by some of these authors go behind the camera to talk about men, and they do it with a firm hand. They talk about issues of incredible relevance today such as Islam and women, racial identity, healing from abuse, tradition and modernity, race and education in Latin America and the United States. United, etc. They are revolutionary women whose works deserve an appreciation and understanding that some of them never had due to the fact that they speak with their voices in a field dominated by men.

The ADIFF Women’s History Month film series takes place virtually throughout the United States, including Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands from March 18-21, 2022.
The series includes 3 programs, 8 documentaries and 9 stories. Ticket prices will range from $10 to $12 for a screening/program and $45 for an all-access pass.
ADIFF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
– Film “Loimata, The Sweetest Tears” by Anna Marbrook (New Zealand), a poignant but tender story of a family’s unconditional love in the face of intergenerational trauma. They return to their homeland of Samoa in their commitment to heal, find their identity and become whole again.

– “Fighting for Respect: African American Soldiers in WWI” by Joanne Burke (USA), a documentary that captures the plight of African American soldiers who fought in World War I, receiving the military decoration of the Croix de Guerre from France , while fighting discrimination and hate at home in America

– Le Regard féministe de Raja Amari, a program that includes two feature films by the Tunisian filmmaker: “Foreign Body”, a drama about a young Tunisian woman who flees her country and goes illegally to France; and the feature-length documentary “She Had a Dream” about Ghofrane, a young black Tunisian activist who embodies Tunisia’s current political upheaval.

– “The Fig Tree” by Alamork Davidian (Ethiopia), a drama set during the Ethiopian Civil War about a Jewish teenager who hatches a scheme to prevent her Christian boyfriend from being conscripted.

– The Afro-Latino Women Behind the Camera program includes “Roots of My Heart” by Gloria Rolando (Cuba), a documentary that explores the 1912 massacre in Cuba of thousands of members of the Independents of Color, Cuba’s first black political party. hemisphere outside of Haiti; and “Baobab Flowers” ​​(USA/Brazil) by Gabriela Watson-Burkett, a personal documentary mixing poetic and observational images on the journey of two high school teachers: Storm Foreman (Nyanza Bandele), in Philadelphia, USA , and Priscila Dias , in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

ADIFF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH FILM SERIES AT A GLANCE:
“2 weeks in Lagos” by Kathryn Fasegha (Nigeria/Canada)
“Baobab Flowers” by Gabriela Watson-Burkett (Brazil/USA)
“Destroyed Childhood” by Zara M. Yacoub (Chad)
“Decade of Fire” by Vivian Vásquez Irizarry, Gretchen Hildebran (USA)
“Feminine Dilemma” by Zara M. Yacoub (Chad)
“The Fig Tree” by Alamork Davidian (Ethiopia)
“Fighting for Respect: African-American Soldiers in WW1” by Joanne Burke (USA)
“Foreign Body” by Raja Amari (Tunisia)
“Joy” by Solomon Onita Jr (USA)
“Kuessipan” by Myriam Verreault (Canada)
“Loimata: The Sweetest Tears” by Anna Marbrook + Zoom Conversation (New Zealand/Samoa)
“Mama Gloria” by Luchina Fisher (USA)
“Myopia” by Sanae Akroud (Morocco)
“Roots of my heart” by Gloria Rolando (Cuba)
“Sara Gomez: An Afro-Cuban Filmmaker” by Alessandra Muller (Cuba/Switzerland)
“She had a dream” by Raja Amari (Tunisia)
“White Lies” by Dana Rotberg (New Zealand)

The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The ADIFF Women’s History Month film series is made possible through the support of the following institutions and individuals: ArtMattan Productions; the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs, Teachers College, Columbia University, and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by the LMCC, the New York State Council for the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Diarah N’Daw-Spech
ArtMattan Productions
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