Thank you for coming to the
2017 African Film Festival!
IT WAS AN EPIC JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD OF AFRICAN CINEMA AT IT’S BEST.
We all got to enjoy 4 amazing movies that, we hope, had you laughing, crying, wondering and cheering.
HERE IS WHAT WE HAD UP ON OUR SCREENS:
The Wedding Party
THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017, 7:00 P.M.
Pure Lagosian chaos takes over a lavish wedding in this bright, colorful and outrageous romantic comedy by Nigerian media mogul Mo Abudu. A pleasure for all your senses, Mo creates a magical setting as should be the case with any wedding – lavish sets, gorgeous costumes and, an ex-girlfriend. Then the village gets involved… One of the wildest romcoms you will ever see!
FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017, 7:00 P.M.
Sàngó: The Legendary African King – This extraordinary epic film by Nigerian producer Obafemi Bandele Lasode, brings 15th-century Africa – way before the arrival of colonizers – to rich, colorful life. This engaging film chronicles the exploits of legendary Yoruba king Sango, ruler of the Oyo Empire. The film attempts to provide an answer to how Sango became an Orisha (deity or god), still honored by people in the South Western part of Nigeria, as well as in Brazil, Caribbean, U.S.A. and the African diaspora.
SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017, 4:00 P.M.
Based on a true story, Tanna is a spectacularly lush and exotic film by Australian filmmakers Bentley Dean and Martin Butler. The movie premiered at the Venice Film Festival this past fall, where it won the Audience Award in the International Critics Week sidebar as well as the Best Cinematography prize. This extraordinary Australia/Vanuatu co-production, is a Romeo and Juliet story set in one of the world’s last true tribal societies.
MAY 13, 2017, 7:00 P.M.
This gripping and inspiring film by producer Noaz Deshe premiered in Critics’ Week selection at the 70th Venice International Film Festival in September 2013 where it won the Lion of the future award. This is the Tanzanian-set tale of Alias, a resourceful albino adolescent learning to survive in a community brutally geared against his kind. Come run with Alias, away from local witch doctors who use Albinos body parts for their potions…
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR SUPPORTING THE INAUGURAL AFRIKADEY! FILM FESTIVAL
WE’RE ALREADY WORKING ON THE 2018 AFRIKADEY! FILM FESTIVAL