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African Diaspora

Africans in the Diaspora: Expatriates and Homecoming

Co-presentation with African Film Festival, Inc. and WNYC

Thursday, April 5, 2012

7:00 PM

The 19th New York African Film Festival kicks off with a special preview of the two-month program at WNYC's The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space.

Join us to create an anthem to African cinema, through the celebration of image and sound. As the lights go down, experimental musician and Sound Unbound author, Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky), will set the tone for the evening, performing a live re-scoring of Ousmane Sembène's classic film, Borom Sarret. Following his performance, other guests who will lend their voices and insights to the evening include NYU's Kanbar Institute of Film & Television Assistant Professor and filmmaker, Yemane Demissie, and African cinema critic, Beatriz Leal, among others.

This event is moderated by WNYC's The Takeaway Senior Editor and Special Correspondent, Femi Oke. Introduction by Organisation de la Francophonie Ambassador Filippe Savadogo (former director of FESPACO).