Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The 15th Annual New York African Film Festival

April 9 - 15, 2008
New York, NY
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Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka and veteran film director Charles Burnett will be honored guests some receptions during the festival.

The New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) celebrates its 15th anniversary with a lineup of 40 films from 22 countries throughout Africa and the African Diaspora, emphasizing history and storytelling, technology and the future. In a compelling array of features, shorts and documentaries, as well as experimental film and archival footage, the festival selects from treasured stories of the past, as well as contextualizes the present and future within the framework of history. The Festival is also showcasing works by a new wave of female African cineastes. Through eye witness accounting, social activism and pure fiction, Osvalde Lewat-Hallade, Ngozi Onwurah, Katy LĂ©na Ndiaye, Zina Saro Wiwa and other female filmmakers challenge and question the taboo traditions of the Continent and the Black community at large.

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