Monthly Archives: July 2015

  • International Partnerships
  • AFF contributes to many cross-cultural projects and has become a resource for programmers worldwide. The AFF Network reflects this unique perspective on the film industry. AFF has been to Burkina Faso to scout FESPACO since 1993. In the mid-1990s the … read more»

  • Sonia Gamez
  • Biography: Sonia Gamez studied history in Spain and began her career as a researcher at the Institute of Mediterranean Culture. She is currently a lecturer in art history and history at the UNED. Her present work focuses on the Amazigh … read more»

  • The Summer of Gods
  • Director: Eliciana Nascimento
    Country: Brazil
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 20 min.
    Language: Portuguese with English subtitles

    The Summer of Gods is a short film about a young girl named Lili who unites with her Afro-Brazilian religious ancestry on a summer … read more»

  • Eliciana Nascimento
  • Biography: Eliciana Nascimento is an award-winning film director and producer. She holds an MFA in Cinema from San Francisco State University. Her short film The Summer of Gods premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 2014 and won the Spirit Award … read more»

  • Movies? Check! Live Music? Check! Free? Check! The Summer Series is back and we at AFF cannot wait to welcome you and yours to various NYC venues, as we celebrate the summertime with wonderful programs like “CINEMA UNDER THE STARS” read more»

  • Sobukwe: A Great Soul
  • Director: Mickey Dube
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 2013
    Running Time: 100 min.
    Language: English and various South African languages with English subtitles

    Sobukwe: A Great Soul celebrates the life of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, restoring him to his rightful place as … read more»

  • Mickey Dube
  • Also Known As: Mickey Madoda Dube

    Biography: Mickey Madoda Dube is an international award winning Film, TV and TV Commercials Director/Producer. As a Fulbright Scholar at the notable USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, his films include documentaries, … read more»

  • Sister Oyo [Soeur Oyo]
  • Director: Monique Mbeka Phoba
    Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo/Belgium
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 24 min.
    Language: Lingala, Kikongo and French with English subtitles

    In the colonial Congo of the 50’s, Godelive, a young Congolese, who was taught traditional customs … read more»

  • Run
  • Director: Philippe Lacôte
    Countries: Ivory Coast
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 102 min.
    Languages: French with English subtitles

    Run finds shelter with fellow dissident Assa (Isaach de Bankolé) after assassinating the Prime Minister of the Ivory Coast. While in hiding, Run’s … read more»

  • Philippe Lacôte
  • Biography: Born in 1971 in Abidjan, Philippe Lacôte grew up next to a movie theater. As he began to study linguistics, he became a radio enthusiast, before he turned to film and started making short films and documentaries. In 2010, … read more»

  • The Road We Travel
  • Director: Aidan Belizaire
    Countries: Uganda/UK
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 38 min.
    Languages: English and Luganda with English subtitles

    After arriving in Uganda without any money, a downtrodden photographer befriends a local taxi driver who offers him a place to stay, … read more»

  • Aidan Belizaire
  • Biography: Aidan Belizaire is a musically trained film director/writer from Manchester, England. He has been working in the UK film and TV industry for 6 years, directing music videos, commercials, short films, TV pilots, and tasters. His debut feature film, … read more»

  • The Prophecy
  • Director: Marcia Juzga
    Countries: Senegal
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 20 min.
    Languages: French and Wolof with English subtitles

    The Prophecy is a photographic project whose objective is to raise the awareness of the Senegalese population and the rest of the … read more»

  • Marcia Juzga
  • Biography: Marcia Juzga, is a director, producer and audiovisual artist who graduated in Film and photography from the Unitec University Bogotá, Colombia and took courses in cinematography and documentary in La Habana, Cuba. She was influenced by her journeys around … read more»

  • Jide Akinleminu
  • Also Known As: Jide Tom Akinleminu

    Biography: Jide Akinleminu grew up in the town of Ikorodu, Nigeria as the son of a Nigerian farmer and a Danish librarian. His family relocated in 1991 to Denmark. He attended the acclaimed Fatamorgana … read more»

  • Portrait of a Lone Farmer
  • Director: Jide Akinleminu
    Countries: Nigeria/Denmark/Germany
    Year: 2013
    Running Time: 73 min.
    Languages: Yoruba, English and Danish with English subtitles

    Portrait of a Lone Farmer is a feature documentary about a Danish-Nigerian family torn apart by geography. When the filmmaker Jide, … read more»

  • Plot for Peace
  • Director: Carlos Agullo and Mandy Jacobson
    Countries: South Africa
    Year: 2013
    Running Time: 84 min.
    Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Afrikaans and Spanish with English subtitles

    In the new documentary thriller, Plot For Peace, heads of state, generals, diplomats, master … read more»

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