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).



My FESPACO Diary: One filmmaker’s Journey to Africa’s Oscars

Posted March 27th, 2015 by

FESPACO Headquarters (Iquo B. Essien) After an October 2014 coup toppled the 27-year presidency of Blaise Compaoré, most thought the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) would be cancelled. Compaoré played a role in his own demise. When …
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Mahen Bonetti Featured on Indigo Tongues!

Posted March 20th, 2015 by

AFF’s leading lady, Mahen Bonetti, gave a charming interview for episode 6 of Indigo Tongues’ Women in Media Segment. She discussed her background and upbringing in Sierra Leone, as well as her cinematic influences, and the history of the New …
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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»