Author Archives: jessica

  • 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, … read more»

  • Pam Sporn
  • Biography: Pam Sporn is a film maker and teacher. Her documentaries have won several film festival awards. Her work has covered such topics as Cuban cigar rollers, an annual dance, and the story of a family that emigrated from Cuba … read more»

  • Major Leagues? (¿Grandes Ligas?)
  • Director: Ernesto Pérez Zambrano
    Country: Cuba
    Year: 2008
    Running Time: 27 mins
    Language: Spanish with English subtitles

    Major Leagues? follows the Havana women’s baseball team as they train and prepare for the annual March 8 Cup—the only official women’s baseball … read more»

  • Ernesto Pérez Zambrano
  • Biography: Ernesto Pérez Zambrano was born in Havana, Cuba in 1981. He is a director and a scriptwriter of documentaries such as Major Leagues? (2008), Mother, the Earth (2010), Miniature-Universe. Las Caobas (2011) and Las Terrazas, sketch of a Paradiseread more»

  • Annie
  • Director: Will Gluck
    Country: USA
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 118 min.
    Language: English

    Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie (Quvenzhané Wallis) has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all … read more»

  • Will Gluck
  • Biography: A filmmaker with skills in a multitude of areas behind the camera, Will Gluck began his career as a writer on The John Larroquette Show in the mid-’90s. He moved on to write for shows like Working, Grosse read more»

  • 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»

  • 2015 AFF SUMMER SERIES SCHEDULE
  • 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»