Category: Culture

Bakanal de Afrique brings African diaspora performance to Oakland and SF

Immerse yourself in the underground and emerging arts of the African diaspora via Bakanal de Afrique, a multi-genre festival taking place throughout November in Oakland and San Francisco presented by the Afro Urban Society and Dance Mission Theater. This according to DATEBOOK Continue reading “Bakanal de Afrique brings African diaspora performance to Oakland and SF”

South African filmmakers are in Hollywood to boost an industry eclipsed by Nollywood

Hollywood deal-making will hit peak this week as the American Film Market opens in Santa Monica, California. Among the throng of film execs and ambitious producers at the world’s largest motion picture trade event is a group of South Africans who carry more than the hopes of their entertainment industry.

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University hosts first Yale Africa Film Festival

The MacMillan Center’s Council on African Studies, in partnership with Yale African Graduate & Professional Students and the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale hosted the inaugural Yale Africa Film Festival this weekend. The festival screened three main movies — “Mma Moeketsi”, by award-winning South African director Rea Moeti; “Kasala” by Nigerian Ema Edosio; and “Bigger than Africa” by Toyin Adekeye. Continue reading “University hosts first Yale Africa Film Festival”

AT&T Debuts ‘Nigerian Prince’ In Theaters

AT&T is set to unveil  NIGERIAN PRINCE  to audiences across America. Untold Stories is a film initiative created by AT&T and Tribeca to ensure diverse voices in storytelling are heard and seen in theaters and living rooms across the country.  Written and directed by newcomer Faraday Okoro, and filmed in Lagos, Nigeria, the film is a heist thriller about a Nigerian-American teenager sent to visit relatives in Nigeria against his will, later to join forces with his internet scammer cousin in an attempt to return to the United States on his own. Continue reading “AT&T Debuts ‘Nigerian Prince’ In Theaters”

Ghanaian-Born John Akomfrah Deftly Weaves Tales of the African Diaspora in New York

Ghanaian-born   British artist, writer, film directorscreenwriter, theorist and curator holds a video installation in New York’s New Museum. The videos explore postcolonial history, nature and migration and takes up the entire second floor of the museum in Manhattan. This report by Martha Schwendener in New York times gives more perspective on the installation.

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