The 6th Annual Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival opens in Marcus Garvey Park tomorrow evening. This years title of the festival is "Through African Eyes" It will be appearing in St. Nicholas Park on July 25th and 26th. Information is below. If you would like to download the flyer click here.
Wednesday July 25, 7:30pm
Live Performance Sing-Sing rhythm—Senegalese Sabar Drummers and Dancers
Film ALL ABOUT DARFUR (Taghreed Elsanhouri, sudan/uK, 2005, 80m.)up until now, the perilous situation in sudan has been seen only from the perspectives of those outside the country. All About Darfur offers an opportunity to hear the story told by eloquent, at times contradictory, voices from within Sudan.
Thursday July 26, 7:30pm
Music DJ l’mani V/DJ Stone
Film WELCOME TO NOLLYWOOD (Jamie Meltzer, USA, 2007, 63m.) The burgeoning Nigerian film industry, known as Nollywood, is reportedly the most popular cinema in all of West Africa and the third largest film industry in the world. Welcome to Nollywood looks in to this newly emerging industry, exploring its peculiar inner workings, economic challenges and diverse array of colorful films.
Film MAMA PUT (seke somolu, Nigeria, 2006, 30m.) When a gang of three armed robbers arrive one night, a struggling mother soon finds herself feeding and sheltering criminals, in return for money and protection. But this fiery character uses her smarts and talents in the kitchen to extricate herself and her family.