African Film and Arts Foundation Set to Screen Movies from Africa, Diaspora

African Film and Arts Foundation Set to Screen Movies from Africa, Diaspora (News Central TV)
Nigerian musician Femi Kuti, son of Fela Kuti, the creator of Afrobeat performs during the Festival of Urban Music of Anoumabo (Femua) in Abidjan on April 28, 2019. – The performance of French-Ivorian rapper Kaaris at the Festival of Urban Music of Anoumabo (Femua) in Abidjan escalated into violence after a crowd surge, causing some minor injuries, according to an AFP journalist at the concert. (Photo by SIA KAMBOU / AFP)

The African Film and Arts Foundation, in conjunction with Atlanta Reggae in the Park has announced a special screening of Cinema for the Culture featuring films from Africa and the diaspora.

The movie screening which will take place on Sunday, August 15th from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm (EST) at AfroCon Stage Piedmont Park will feature a conversation with the cast and crew from the films.

Among the films showcased will be My Friend Fela, a cutting-edge documentary of the legendary Nigerian activist and father of Afrobeats, Fela Kuti, presented from the perspective of his longtime friend Carlos Moore.

The Dancehall Queen, a vibrant film that tells the story of Marcia, a single parent who finds a creative way to get her family out of danger while turning her enemies against each other will also be featured.

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Other films include The Story of Lover’s Rock, The Apollo, and Machel Montano: The Journey of a Soca King.

This event will be happening as part of the African Film and Arts Foundation’s signature event Cinema for the Culture. Cinema for the Culture aims to demystify the African continent by bringing positive, relatable images to the big screen every month.

The event will form part of an Afro-diasporic Convention, otherwise known as Afro-Con which is a three-day event featuring leading black voices in business, technology, politics, health, gaming, education, and agriculture.

There used to be a perception that Africa has contributed very little to the development of film art. However, the last few decades has seen production of African films with rich contents which are creatively responsive to the African social reality and oral storytelling traditions

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