2014 NYAFF: Opening remarks by Founder and Executive Director Mahen Bonetti 2014 NYAFF: Guests enjoy the opening reception of the 21st New York African Film Festival. 2014 NYAFF: Singer Rafiya performs Where I'm from, to close the opening night reception. 2014 NYAFF: A full house for the opening night! 2014 NYAFF: Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose. 2014 NYAFF: International star Aïssa Maïga. 2014 NYAFF: Nigerian actor OC Ukeje enthralls audiences with stories of Nollywood. 2014 NYAFF: Afropop duo Les Nubians  at the 21st NYAFF Gala Celebration. Executive Director Mahen Bonetti, greets filmmakers Biyi Bandele, Kenneth Gyang, Ntare Mwine, Akosua Owusu, Frances Bodomo, and Ekwa Msangi at the 2014 NYAFF 2014 NYAFF: An engaged audience during a Q&A session. 2014 NYAFF: The DeBlasios on a night out, attend a screening session. KIDflix Film Festival 2014: Happy children get excited before a film screening. Governors Island 2014: An all-day celebration of African dance, open to all. Governors Island 2014: Learning how to double-dutch! Governors Island 2014: A riveting needle-arts workshop. Governors Island 2014: Looped screening of short films! The Liberation Series: AFF will screen Miners Shot Down and Felix at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Saturday October 11, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Rumbi Bwerinofa, Nana Mensah, and Millie Monyo at the post-screening discussion of 'An African City' for Black History Month at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (2015).



AFF Director Mahen Bonetti on NPR

Posted February 14th, 2015 by

In case you missed it, this past Monday, February 9th, AFF’s Founder and Director, Mahen Bonetti was interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered. She and director Abderrahmane Sissako discussed Mr. Sissako’s Oscar-nominated film, Timbuktu. To hear the full story, click …
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Screening & Discussion – An African City

Posted February 13th, 2015 by

AN AFRICAN CITY SCREENING & DISCUSSION Thursday, February 19th, 2015, 6:30pm – 8:45pm Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY 10037 This event is free and open to the public, but registration is …
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The Market King / Soko Sonko

Director: Ekwa Msangi
Countries: Kenya and USA
Year: 2014
Running Time: 22 min.
Language: KiSwahili and Sheng

When her mom gets sick, Kibibi’s dad must take her to the market to get her hair braided before school begins. Soko Sonko is a hilarious, fish-out-of-water roller coaster of a journey … read more»


Mugabe: Villain or Hero?

Director: Roy Agyemang
Country: UK
Year: 2012
Running Time: 116 min.
Language: English

Is there more to Mugabe than is being shown by the foreign press? What is the true extent of Mugabe’s support inside Zimbabwe? These questions …read more»