Category archives: Africa

  • HAIRAT

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 12PM-2PM [BUY TICKET] HAIRAT (African, 7min) by Jessica Beshir – One man’s nightly ritual brings solace to the lovelorn of Harar.
  • Galamsey

  • FRIDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 12PM-2PM [BUY TICKET] <br> Galamsey (short, 18min) by Lucy LP – Short synopsis – Adama, Moussa and Zeba are illegal gold miners living a dark and dangerous life in a makeshift mining town in Kombassa, Burkina Faso. Obsessed by quick money and hooked on drugs and drink, they live each day at a time with no care or plan for the futur[...]
  • The Land Beneath Our Feet

  • FRIDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 12PM-2PM [BUY TICKET] The Land Beneath Our Feet (African, 60min) by Sarita Siegel, Gregg Mitman – When lost footage from the 1920s depicting a corporate land grab in the early days of globalization arrives back in Liberia, it sparks inquiry into how Liberians lost sovereignty over the very land that sustains them.
  • Circus Without Borders

  • Sunday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 1pm Circus Without Borders (70m, U S A)  dir. by Susan Gray CIRCUS WITHOUT BORDERS is an enlightening tale of two circus troupes from opposite ends of the globe who converge to realize a common dream. Using circus arts as a means of self-expression and cultural exchange, the two circuses -- Artcirq in the Canadian Arctic and Kalabante in West Afr[...]
  • The Road We Travel

  • Saturday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 12pm The Road We Travel by Alexandra Nicolaides After arriving in Uganda without any money, a downtrodden photographer befriends a local taxi driver who offers him a place to stay, forcing him to embrace a culture very different to his own.   Director: Aidan Belizaire Aidan is a musically trained film and TV director[...]
  • Moses

  • Saturday. 2nd Act. 1pm by Uzoma Okoro Author of the acclaimed novel, “The Cocaine Saints,” (www.thecocainesaints. com) Uzoma Okoro, has his own origins in Nigeria where many of his family lived through the horrors of the Nigerian Civil War, a war so awful and merciless, it could only be classified as genocidal. During this war—a war his father fought in as a teenage boy—every safety an[...]