AFF Founder & Director Mahen Bonetti at Film Society of Lincoln Center for the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Leon Williams. Director Petter Ringbom & Producer Marquise Stillwell at BAM for the screening of their film Shield and Spear. Photo: Mariah McKenzie. Artist & Musician Blitz the Ambassador with Filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu at Opening Night of the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Leon Williams. Filmmakers Ekwa Msangi & Iquo Essien with their guests at the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Leon Williams. Director Mandy Jacobson (Plot For Peace) & OkayAfrica's Alyssa Klein at the 2015 NYAFF Opening Night Reception. Photo: Leon Williams. Director Mickey Dube answers questions following the US Premiere of his film Sobukwe: A Great Soul. Photo: Leon Williams. Danny Glover at Film Society of Lincoln Center for the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Lindsey Seide. AFF Moderator Malika Lee Whitney making introductions at the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Lindsey Seide. Q&A with Danny Glover, Journalist Adam Shatz, Actor Khalid Abdalla, & Director Tala Hadid following the NY Premiere of their film The Narrow Frame of Midnight. Photo: Lindsey Seide. The legendary Angelique Kidjo at the NY Premiere of Philippe Lacote's Run. Photo: Lindsey Seide. Bazi Gete, Danny Glover, Angelique Kidjo, Isaach de Bankole, Mahen Bonetti, Adam Shatz, Khalid Abdalla, Joslyn Barnes, & Philippe Lacote. Photo: Lindsey Seide. Actress & Filmmaker Anisia Uzeyman with Artist Saul Williams. Photo: Steffan Horowitz. Music Duo Les Nubians, Artist & Musician Blitz the Ambassador, Writer Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, & Journalist Femi Oke at the 2015 NYAFF Town Hall Meeting. Photo: Nova Scott-James. Mamadou Dia and Rokhaya Diallo chat following the screening of Diallo's film Networks of Hate at Maysles Cinema. Photo: Steffan Horowitz. Director Bazi Gete & Mahen Bonetti at the US Premiere of his film Red Leaves. Photo: Leon Williams. Director Dare Fasasi at the NY Premiere of his film Head Gone. Photo: Leon Williams. Les Nubians perform at the Greene Space for the 2015 NYAFF Town Hall Meeting. Photo: Nova Scott-James. Filmmakers Jide Tom Akinleminu (Portrait of a Lone Farmer) & Sandra Krampelhuber (100% Dakar - More Than Art) at the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Leon Williams. Actress MaameYaa Boafo dazzles on the red carpet at the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Lindsey Seide. Filmmaker Nova Scott-James (Handmade in Thamaga), Actor Hoji Fortuna, AFF Director Mahen Bonetti, & AFF Team Member Mariah McKenzie. Photo: Leon Williams. Filmmakers Senay Berhe & Teddy Goitom (Afripedia) with AFF Director Mahen Bonetti. Photo: Lindsey Seide. Producer Tendeka Matatu & Director Carey McKenzie with Moderator Rumbi Bwerinofa-Petrozzello at the Q&A following the NY Premiere of Cold Harbour. Photo: Lindsey Seide. A packed house at the 2015 New York African Film Festival. Photo: Nova Scott-James. Filmmaker Electra Weston (Maybe Dreams Can Come True) on the red carpet at the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Lindsey Seide. Actress Zainab Jah (Hamlet) joined us for opening night of the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Lindsey Seide. Hoji Fortuna, Jim Jarmusch, Isaach de Bankole, Angelique Kidjo, Mahen Bonetti, Andrew Dosunmu, & Ntare Mwine at the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Lindsey Seide. A young moviegoer enjoys summer fun in Joyce Kilmer Park during our co-presentation of WHITE WEDDING with the Bronx Museum of the Arts as part of AFF's annual Summer Series 'Cinema Under the Stars.' Photo courtesy of The Bronx Museum of the Arts. A captivated audience in Joyce Kilmer Park enjoys our co-presentation of WHITE WEDDING with the Bronx Museum of the Arts as part of AFF's annual Summer Series 'Cinema Under the Stars.' Photo courtesy of The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Tuelo & Her Cousins perform in Joyce Kilmer Park during our co-presentation of WHITE WEDDING with the Bronx Museum of the Arts as part of AFF's annual Summer Series 'Cinema Under the Stars.' Photo courtesy of The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Dr. Sam Waymon and His Musicians at the premiere of the Amazing Nina Simone at Jackie Robinson Park. Photo: Mariah McKenzie. The Amazing Nina Simone director Jeff L. Lieberman at the NY Premiere at Jackie Robinson Park. Photo: Mariah McKenzie. Chino Pons and Grupo Irék performing at our co-presentation with Bronx Museum First Fridays! Africanismo 9. Photo: Bronx Museum/Lauren Click Fun at Bronx Museum First Fridays! Photo: Bronx Museum/Lauren Click Dancing at Bronx Museum First Fridays! Photo: Bronx Museum/Lauren Click Join us for our 8th Annual Family Day Celebration on Governor's Island! Sept. 13th!
   

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8th Annual Family Day Celebration

Posted August 24th, 2015 by

A fun and engaging cultural experience awaits New Yorkers of all backgrounds as the 8th edition of African Film Festival Inc.’s Family Day Celebration returns to Governors Island on Sunday, September 13th, 2015. Fun-seeking individuals of all ages are invited …
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Check out videos of Activism and Art: Personal Journeys in the Diaspora from the 2015 NYAFF!

Posted August 13th, 2015 by

The 22nd New York African Film Festival opened with a special Town Hall event called Activism and Art: Personal Journeys in the Diaspora. Moderated by international journalist Femi Oke, it featured artists including the socially conscious wordsmith Blitz the Ambassador, …
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Cuban Roots/Bronx Stories

Director: Pam Sporn Country: Cuba/USA Year: 2000 Running Time: 57 mins Language: English and Spanish with English and Spanish subtitles Highlights the experience of a black Cuban American famiy, revealing that the Cuban-American experience is more diverse, racially and ideologically, than we are often …
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They Are We

Directors: Emma Christopher Country: Australia, Cuba, Liberia and Sierra Leone Year: 2013 Running Time: 90 min. Language: English Josefa held her village’s songs and dances in her heart. Captured in Africa, she treasured them as she was loaded into the gruesome hold of …
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