Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

November 26, 2009

2009 New York African Diaspora Film Festival

Filed under: Africa,Film — louisproyect @ 5:29 pm

This is a brief announcement from the organizers of the New York African Diaspora Film Festival (NYADFF) that will be followed by my own recommendations on attending.

From the 27th of November to December 15th, the 17th edition of the New York African Diaspora Film Festival will be showcasing 101 films from 46 countries in 6 NYC venues.  Special events, Q&A with filmmakers and panel discussions are also programmed.  Amazing Quality and Diversity. Visit www.nyadff.org for schedules, venues, tickets and more information.

Among the festivals I have attended in New York over the past decade or so, this is without a doubt the most important from the social and political perspective, not to speak of the consistently excellent quality of the movies. Using just a tiny fraction of the funding that goes into the typical Hollywood blockbuster, NYADFF films deliver much more bang for the dollar.

Two of the more notable films I have seen from this venue are “Otomo“,  a searing tale about a Cameroonian immigrant’s conflict with the cops in Germany, and “A Night in Morocco: Where are you going Moshe?”, a movie that challenges the official story that Sephardic Jews were happy to emigrate to Israel. Not only were these films of tremendous relevance to the troubled world we are living in, but were terrific film-making.

Go to http://www.nyadff.org/ to see the schedule of all the outstanding movies lined up for 2009.

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