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African Diaspora International Film Festival Not to be Missed Migration Stories May 31-June 2

*Historical and recent migrations have resulted in the merging of cultures and shared experiences. With its Migration Stories Film Series, the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) presents a rich palette of migration stories from around the world. From Barbadians finding their roots in Panama to Cubans finding their roots in Sierra Leone; with films […]

Socially Conscious Jimmy Jean-Louis is ADFIFF’s 2016 Guest of Honor

*Socially conscious actor Jimmy Jean-Louis will be Guest of Honor of the 24th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival/ADFIFF in NYC. A “rags to riches” story, Haitian-born actor Jimmy Jean-Louis grew up in the slums of Pétionville, Haiti until age 12 before moving to France and then to Los Angeles where he settled in 1998 […]

ADIFF Presents Moments in The History of Black People

* Summer is here and June ADIFF ’s Films in the Classroom rogram to be held at Teachers College, Columbia University from June 24 to 26 will close the season. The theme this month is Moments in the History of Black People. Films from Senegal, Cuba, Honduras, the United States and Rwanda will be showcased in this […]

ADIFF Holds Black Film Series May 27-29 Featuring Films by Sidney Poitier & Charles Burnett

The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) is presenting its monthly film series. The center of attention will be on the work of independent filmmakers that focus on African-American experience. Included in the selection, there are two classic films: My Brother’s Wedding, a wise, funny, heartbreaking and timeless revelation now newly restored and re-edited by its director Charles Burnett, and […]

The FilmStrip: A Poignant ‘Shelter’ Part of ADIFF 23rd Annual Film Festival

Entered into the ADIFF 23rd Annual Film Festival, Anthony Mackie (Tahir) and Jennifer Connelly (Hannah) star in “Shelter” as two people from two totally different worlds, but find themselves homeless—and each other—on the streets of New York. There are more than 60,000 homeless people living on the streets and in the shelters of New York City […]