New York African Diaspora International Film Festival 2022
The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) will celebrate its 30th anniversary from Nov. 25 to Dec. 11 with 89 narratives and documentaries from 44 countries to be presented in seven different venues in Manhattan.
To celebrate its anniversary, ADIFF NYC 2022 has expanded its footprint in the city through partnerships with various institutions that will host FREE ADIFF COMMUNITY SCREENINGS. These include the Schomburg Center in Harlem, the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem and Baruch College.
ADIFF NYC will also present a retrospective of past Winners of The Public Award for the Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color including the landmark documentary and 2021 winner She Had a Dream by Raja Amari, a film that explores what it means to be a young Black woman in a North African society.
As always, ADIFF NYC 2022 brings you a mix of comedies, dramas, romances and thought provoking and entertaining documentaries from major film festivals – including Berlinale, Sundance, Cannes, Toronto, FESPACO and Durban – as well as films by American and international independent filmmakers.
OTHER HIGHTLIGHTS INCLUDE THE PREMIERE SCREENINGS:
· Dancing the Twist in Bamako by Robert Guédiguian set in 1962 Mali, when the youth of Bamako dance the twist and rock and roll music newly imported from the West and dream of political renewal.
· As Far As I Can Walk by Stefan Arsenijević (Serbia) a love story between Strahinja and his wife Ababuo, two refugees in Serbia who left Ghana with a dream of a better life in Europe
· Angels on Diamond Street by Petr Lom (USA) about three women fighting for social justice in an African-American church in Philadelphia;
· Loimata, The Sweetest Tears by Anna Marbrook (New Zealand), a poignant yet tender story of a family’s unconditional love for each other as they confront intergenerational trauma.
· Executive Order by Lazaro Ramos. In a dystopian near future in Brazil, an authoritarian government orders all citizens of African descent to move to Africa – creating chaos, protests, and an underground resistance movement that inspires the nation.