The African Diaspora Film Festival, The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs, Teachers College, Columbia University and WBAI invite you to Celebrate Women’s History Month at Teachers College, Columbia University from March 30 to April 1, with a program of revealing and provocative films by and about women.
Friday, March 30 at 6pm, FREE screening of award-winning film from Egypt “Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story” about gender war in Egypt and women who fight back.
On Saturday and Sunday films from Ghana, Cuba, Sudan, and the USA will be screened including:
* Sinking Sands by award-winning director Leila Djansi starring Jimmy-Jean Louis (Hero), a film from Ghana that cuts across race and sex, demands answers and self-evaluation from individuals in all types of bondage, especially WOMEN;
* Cuba: An African Odyssey by award-winning Egyptian director Jihan El Tahari about the role of Cuba in the liberation movement in Africa;
* The Healing Passage, Voices From The Water by S. Pearl Sharp which explores how arts can help us reflect on the Middle Passage;
* Cinema in Sudan: conversations with Gadalla Gubara by Frederique Cifuentes presents a portrait of great Sudanese filmmaker Gadalla Gubara (1920-2008), one of the pioneers of cinema in Africa;
* A program of shorts by independent American women filmmakers. There will be a Q&A after the screening.
WHAT: WOMEN IN FRONT OF AND BEHIND THE CAMERA FILM SERIES
WHEN: March 30 – April 1, 2012
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street – Room 263 Macy
Train 1 to 116th Street
FREE PARKING on weekends
Photo ID required to enter the building
* Free on 3/30
* $11, $9 for seniors and students per show on 3/31 and 4/1
* Weekend pass: $20
Tel: (212) 864-1760