6th African Diaspora International Film Festival In Washington, DC Kicks Off Today (Details)
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6th African Diaspora International Film Festival In Washington, DC Kicks Off Today (Details)


Details below on the 6th African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) In Washington, DC, starting today, at the Goethe Institute, and ending on Sunday, the 26th. Included in the lineup are a number of films we've profiled in previous posts, like The Story Of Lovers RockScheherazade, Tell Me a Story and others.

General admission is $11 per screening, except the opening night screening which is $15. You can also purchase a weekend pass, which gets you into all the films, for just $40.

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Read on for all the details:

Since 1993, the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) has been an event acclaimed in many cities of the world. New York, Jersey City, Chicago, Willemstad, Curacao, Washington D.C., Paris, France and Geneva, Switzerland have enjoyed the exciting brand that is The African Diaspora International Film Festival.

For the 6th time, ADIFF will be held in Washington DC from August 24 to August 26, 2012, this time at the Goethe Institute located at 812 Seventh Street, NW, a location with an excellent state of the art facilities giving a perfect setting to showcasing the rich selection of films from the UK, Egypt, the USA, Jamaica, and Suriname that will be, for the most part, having their DC area premiere in the context of the festival.

Filling the Gap, a historical docu-drama about the contribution of African-Americans to America in the 19th century; Survivor, the story of a courageous woman on a mission to stop sexual abuse and human trafficking in the world; The Story of Lovers Rock an entertaining documentary about the slow Reggae music genre that helped define an identity in the 70's and 80's Black UK; The First Rasta a revealing documentary about the origins and purpose of the Rastafari movement; the award-winning fiction film from Egypt Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story about an "Oprah" like TV host who gives a voice on her show to abused women; and classic film from Surinam One People made in the 70's as a celebration of the diversity of the newly independent nation. All these films put forward a great range and depth of images and ideas that explore the human experience of people of color.

The 6th ADIFF-DC is co-sponsored by the film distribution company ArtMattan Productions, TransAfrica, a research, education, and advocacy center dedicated to global justice for the African World and by IBWPPI.org, an organization with the vision to connect and advocate for Black women globally through acts of kindness and public policy.

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