What’s on Your Plate?

Director: Catherine Gund
Countries: USA
Year: 2009
Running Time: 76 min.
Language: English and Spanish


Filmed over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old multi-racial city kids as they explore their place in the food chain. Sadie and Safiyah take a close look at food systems in New York City and its surrounding areas. With the camera as their companion, the girl guides talk to each other, food activists, farmers, new friends, storekeepers, their families, and the viewer, in their quest to understand what’s on all of our plates.

AFF Director Mahen Bonetti on NPR

Mahen Bonetti with director Abderrahmane Sissako in 2013.
Mahen Bonetti with director Abderrahmane Sissako in 2013.

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 here!

Screening & Discussion – An African City

African City


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 required. Click here for more information. Please note that the Schomburg Center is no longer accepting RSVPs for this event. All attendees are advised to arrive early as registered seats will be released 15 to 30 minutes before the start of the program. Click here for more information on the Schomburg Center’s registration and admission policy.

Celebrate Black History Month with AFF and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture as we co-host a special screening and discussion with guests from An African City.

Join us on Thursday, February 19th for a screening of select episodes from the popular web series, An African City. Immediately following the screening will be a discussion with the series’ star Nana Mensah and executive producer Millie Monyo.

This entertaining series has transfixed online audiences with its honest and humorous depiction of five young and modern African women. With their arrival in Accra, Ghana from abroad, the women of An African City take viewers along as they search for independence, career fulfillment, love, and everything in between.