The African Diaspora Film Festival
Feb 09, 5:00 PM – Mar 04, 9:00 PM
Online
 

Black Europe

Curated by Dr. Wendy Sutherland, Associate Professor of German, Black European and Diaspora Studies, New College of Florida

Join the New College of Florida Black History Month Committee for the annual African Diaspora Film Festival. The festival uses film to educate about the history, life, and culture of different populations in the Black/African Diaspora. This year's festival will focus on Black Europe and feature four films and three talks with Filmmakers Medhin Paolos and Samba Gadjigo and Novelist Stephen S. Thompson.

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Our Program

All events are free and open to the public. Support for this program was provided by a grant from the The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Office of the Provost at New College of Florida. This festival is part of the Initiative on Diversity and Equity in Academics (IDEA) at New College of Florida.

Feb. 9, 2021 @  5 PM EST

Screening of Asmarina. 2015. (69 min.)

INTRODUCTION & FILM SCREENING: 

Medhin Paolos, Alan Maglio, Asmarina. 2015. (69 min.)

Asmarina depicts the presence of the habesha community of Ethiopians and Eritreans in the city of Milan, Italy through the collective memories of the community recorded in personal archives through photographs, music, and stories.


Dr. Wendy Sutherland will introduce this film. The film will be available on demand after the initial screening.


View the trailer: https://vimeo.com/148822666

Feb. 11, 2021 @ 4 PM EST

Discussion with Medhin Paolos, Filmmaker of Asmarina, 2015

Medhin Paolos is a filmmaker, photographer, musician, and social justice activist. Her first film was Asmarina (2015), co-directed with Alan Maglio. For ten years (1999-2009) Paolos was part of the folk-electronic band Fiamma Fumana. Paolos is the co-founder of the Milano chapter of Rete G2 (Second Generation Network), a national organization that promotes the human and civil rights of children of immigrants in Italy. She has been awarded Fellowships at MIT, Wellesley, and Harvard University.  Currently, she is conceptualizing an educational platform to bring forth a plurality of voices, histories, and cultures through media and artistic interventions.

February 24, 2021 @ 5 PM EST

Screening of Sembene!  2015. (89 min.)

INTRODUCTION & SCREENING:

Samba Gadjigo, Jason Silverman, Sembene! 2015. (89 min.)

The film focuses on the life of Senegalese filmmaker Ousame Sembème, the father of African cinema and tells the story of the self-taught novelist and filmmaker based on Samba Gadjigo’s biography of Sembène.


Dr. Wendy Sutherland will introduce this film. The film will be available on demand after the initial screening. 

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FsbgHp2Xu4

March 1, 2021 @ 5 PM EST

Screening of Black Girl. 1966. (80 min.)

INTRODUCTION & SCREENING: 

Ousmane Sembène, Black Girl.  1966. (80 min.)

A Senegalese woman named Diouana migrates to France to work as a maid for a rich white French couple with the expectation of improving her economic prospects, but instead is treated like a slave. This film was Senegalese director Ousame Sembène’s first full-length film.


Dr. Wendy Sutherland will introduce this film. The film will be available on demand after the initial screening. 

Get tickets here: https://www.bingewave.com/s/black-girl-virtual-theater

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnN5Scc3ldY

March 3, 2021 @ 5 PM EST

Screening of Sembene!  2015. (89 min.)

INTRODUCTION & SCREENING:

Samba Gadjigo, Jason Silverman, Sembene! 2015. (89 min.)

The film focuses on the life of Senegalese filmmaker Ousame Sembème, the father of African cinema and tells the story of the self-taught novelist and filmmaker based on Samba Gadjigo’s biography of Sembène.


Dr. Wendy Sutherland will introduce this film. The film will be available on demand after the initial screening. 

Get tickets here: https://www.bingewave.com/s/sembene-virtual-theater-1

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FsbgHp2Xu4

March 4, 2021 @ 5 PM EST

Discussion with SAMBA GADJIGO Filmmaker of Sembene! 2015

Samba Gadjigo is a Professor of French at Mount Holyoke College. He was the recipient of the Mount Holyoke Faculty Award for Scholarship in 2016. His publications on francophone Africa include: Ousmane Sembène: Dialogue with Critics and Writers, Ousmane Sembène: Une conscience africaine, Ousmane Sembène: The Making of a Militant Artist. He also directed the documentary film, The Making of Moolaade and co-directed, Sembène!, receiving Best Documentary Award at the Emerge Film Festival in 2016 and the Jury Award at the Luxor, International Film Festival, Jury Award in 2017.

RSVP via Eventbrite: https://sambagadjigodiscussion.eventbrite.com

 

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Do you have questions about our events or booking tickets? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!

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Sarasota, Florida 34243  

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