ADIFF Presents: Women’s History Month
The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) – in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Community Affairs at Teachers College, Columbia university – hosts The Women’s History Month Film Series, a selection of films celebrating films made by and celebrating women.
The film series will take virtually in the entire USA, including Hawaii and Puerto Rico from March 18 – 21, 2022. Included in the series is 2 programs, 8 feature documentaries and 4 narrative features. Ticket prices will range from $12 for one screening/program – $45 for a an all-access pass.
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
– The Fig Tree by Alamork Davidian (Ethiopia), a drama set during the Ethiopian civil war about a Jewish teenager who hatches a scheme to keep her Christian boyfriend from being drafted.
– Fighting for Respect: African American Soldiers in WWI by Joanne Burke (USA), a documentary that captures the plight of African American soldiers who fought in WWI, receiving the Croix de Guerre military decoration from France, while still fighting discrimination and hatred at home in America.
– The Feminist Gaze of Raja Amari, a program which includes two feature films by the Tunisian filmmaker: Foreign Body, a drama about a young, Tunisian woman who flees her country and heads to France illegally; and the feature documentary She Had a Dream about Ghofrane a young activist who embodies Tunisia’s current political upheaval.
– The Afro-Latino Women Behind the Camera Program which includes Roots of My Heart by Gloria Rolando (Haiti), an documentary that explores the 1912 massacre of thousands of members of the Independents of Color, the hemisphere’s first black political party outside Haiti; and Baobab Flowers (USA/Brazil) by Gabriela Watson-Burkett, a personal documentary that blends poetic and observational footage following the journey of two high school teachers: Storm Foreman (Nyanza Bandele), in Philadelphia, United States, and Priscila Dias, in Sao Paulo, Brazil
FESTIVAL AT THE GLANCE:
2 Weeks in Lagos by Kathryn Fasegha (Nigeria/Canada)
Baobab Flowers by Gabriela Watson-Burkett (Brazil/USA)
Childhood Destroyed by Zara M. Yacoub (Chad)
Decade of Fire by Vivian Vásquez Irizarry, Gretchen Hildebran (USA)
Feminine Dilemma by Zara M. Yacoub (Chad)
The Fig Tree by Alamork Davidian (Ethiopia)
Fighting for Respect by Joanne Burke
Foreign Body by Raja Amari (Tunisia)
Joy by Solomon Onita Jr (USA)
Myopia by Sanae Akroud (Morocco)
Roots of My Heart by Gloria Rolando
Sara Gomez: An Afro-Cuban Filmmaker by Alessandra Muller
She Had a Dream by Raja Amari (Tunisia)
White Lies by Dana Rotberg (New Zealand)