Certainly one of the more worthwhile black film festivals in the country. You're always guaranteed to find a wide variety of films from every segment of the Diaspora - both old and new. This year is no different, with around 100 films on the festival's schedule, from just about every continent, occupying its entire 2-week run to screen them all - November 28 to December 14.
Of particular interest to me:
- The Prince of Broadway
- An Ethiopian film titled 13 Months of Sunshine
- Disappearing Voices - The Decline of Black Talk Radio
- A Cameroonian Film called Paris A Tout Prix (Paris or Nothing)
- Charles Burnetts's Namibia epic - Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation
- Sexe, Gombo Et Beurre Sale (Sex, Okra and Salted Butter) - a French film by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, who previously brought us the critically acclaimed 2006 film, Daratt
Show your support! We say we want change; we cry out for it; now, here's yet another opportunity for all of us to affect it.
I'll certainly be there for some of the films, and will share my thoughts on my podcast.