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October 24, 2017

Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: ‘Footprints of Pan-Africanism’ (U.S., 2017)

This evening’s screening will feature Footprints of Pan-Africanism (U.S., 2017). The documentary revisits the era of Ghana’s emergence into independence, when Africans on the continent and in the diaspora participated in building a liberated territory. This movement, rooted in the determination to reassert black people’s humanity and recover from the impact of slavery and colonialism, constituted an essential, indispensable part of the global Pan-African vision for liberation, which in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s ushered in no less than a black political…

Start: October 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: October 24, 2017 @ 9:30 pm
Venue: Sonja Haynes Stone Center
Phone: 919.962.9001
Address:
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

October 25, 2017

‘Women of Maidan’ (2016): Film Screening and Panel Discussion

A film screening of Women of Maidan (2016) and a conversation with the filmmaker Olha Onyshko will take place on October 25 in Toy Lounge of Dey Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Trevor Erlacher, teaching assistant professor in the Department of History at UNC, and Georgiy Kasianov, visiting Fulbright Scholar at UNC, will join Onyshko in a panel discussion moderated by Donna Goldstein, a member of the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina. The documentary…

Start: October 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
End: October 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: Dey Hall, Toy Lounge
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

October 26, 2017

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

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…

Start: October 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: October 26, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Hayti Heritage Center
Phone: 919.683.1709
Address:
804 Old Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States

‘Salam Neighbor,’ (Jordan, 2016)

Join the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education for a film screening of Salam Neighbor, a 2016 award-winning feature documentary that shares stories of the heartbreak and hope of refugee life, as told through the experiences of two American filmmakers. Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple were the first allowed by the United Nations to set up a tent and live among 85,000 Syrians in Jordan’s refugee camp. The session will include a discussion led by Dilshad Jaff. Jaff (himself a refugee now…

Start: October 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: October 26, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Phone: +1.919.962.3000
Address:
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States

October 30, 2017

Ackland Film Forum: ‘The Lure,’ (Poland, 2015)

In Warsaw, a pair of mermaid sisters, who share a dream of swimming to America, are adopted by a musical family running a cabaret. While one of these sirens, “Silver,” seeks love and romance among humans, the other, “Golden,” has more bloodthirsty thoughts for the population of the city. The Ackland Film Forum is organized by the Ackland Art Museum and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Global Cinema Studies Program, with assistance from the Media Resources Center, part of UNC Libraries.…

Start: October 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: October 30, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Varsity Theatre
Phone: +1.919.967.8665
Address:
123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

October 31, 2017

Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: Lunch and Short Film Series

This event features a free lunch and screening of a series of short films. The films include: The Big Chop (U.S., 2016). The Big Chop follows 10-years-old Kris on her natural hair journey of self-love and acceptance. Once a die-hard lover of her big Afro, negative hints from her mom and teasing on the playground causes Kris to get a perm. She continues to perm her hair as an adult until one day she has had enough. She stands in the mirror, and…

Start: October 31, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
End: October 31, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Venue: Sonja Haynes Stone Center
Phone: 919.962.9001
Address:
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

November 2, 2017

Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: Double Feature

This event features a double screening of two films. The first film shown will be Trail of Hope (Mauritania, 2016). On the deserted highway to Nouadhibou, a young self-centered taxi driver meets a woman whose story becomes a stimulating experience on morality and responsibility towards women’s rights. The second film shown will be Yemanjá: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil (Brazil, U.S., 2015). Yemanjá is a film about a little known history 
and contemporary expression of Africa in the Americas, known as Candomblé. Please RSVP on…

Start: November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: November 2, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Sonja Haynes Stone Center
Phone: 919.962.9001
Address:
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

November 7, 2017

Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: Lunch and Short Film Series

This event features a free lunch and screening of a series of short films. The films include:   Masters of Rhythm with Addendum (Peru, U.S., 2016). This glimpse of the rarely seen Afro-Peruvian culture and music adds to the encyclopedia of African diaspora culture. Rich music and wonderful dancing help to transport the viewer to the Barrios of Peru. SMŌKD (U.S., 2017). Twelve grand jurors deliberate whether to indict, or not indict, a police officer who killed a man during an arrest. Night Shift (U.S.,…

Start: November 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
End: November 7, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Venue: Sonja Haynes Stone Center
Phone: 919.962.9001
Address:
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Ackland Film Forum: ‘The Salt of the Earth,’ (France, Brazil, Italy, 2014)

For 40 years, photographer Sebastião Salgado has traveled across the world and witnessed some of the major events of our recent history, including civil wars, starvation and mass immigrations. He is now exploring the world’s pristine territories, documenting wild fauna and flora and grand landscapes, as part of a massive photographic project as a tribute to the earth’s beauty. The Ackland Film Forum is organized by the Ackland Art Museum and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Global Cinema Studies…

Start: November 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: November 7, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Varsity Theatre
Phone: +1.919.967.8665
Address:
123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

November 9, 2017

Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: ‘Vaya’ (South Africa, 2017)

This event will feature a screening of Vaya (South Africa, 2017). In this film, three separate stories are woven together to create a gripping yet compassionate portrait of small-town characters immersed in the intimidating, alluring and dangerous world of big-city Johannesburg and Soweto. Please RSVP on the event page.

Start: November 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: November 9, 2017 @ 9:30 pm
Venue: Sonja Haynes Stone Center
Phone: 919.962.9001
Address:
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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