Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: 'Kemtiyu: Cheikh Anta' (Senegal, 2016)

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Start:
October 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End:
October 26, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Contact:
Sonja Haynes Stone Center
Phone:
+1.919.962.9001
stonecenter@unc.edu
Venue:
Hayti Heritage Center
Phone:
919.683.1709
Address:
804 Old Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States

Cheikh Anta Diop

This evening’s community screening will take place at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, N.C. The featured film is Kemtiyu: Cheikh Anta (Senegal, 2016). In this full length documentary, historian and scientist Cheikh Anta Diop argued that ancient Egyptians were black through linguistics and carbon dating. He was also a fervent Pan Africanist who called for the United States of Africa. With original music score by pianist Randy Weston, this beautifully presented portrait is a fitting tribute to a man who dedicated his life to the restoration of Africa’s historical significance and dignity.

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