Friday, August 01, 2008

Image Nation Film Festival in St. Nick Park


Mondays Screenings! - July 28, August 4, 11, 18
* Harlem Week Screenings! - Saturday August 16, Sunday August 17

ImageNation has a fantastic line-up of films for this summer's outdoor series. Be sure to join us for a summer of blazin-hot schedule of summer films and music from the cutting-edge dj's. More details to come!

All screenings will be held at St. Nicholas Park
135th Street & St. Nicholas Park on the Great Lawn
Music at 6pm / Screenings at Sundown

Monday, August 4, 2008 ** Double Feature **

Presented in collaboration with the Roural Route Film Festival, this program features South Africans and African-Americans who recconnect with their rural heritage.

Click here to see clips of the following films!

Spirits of the Uhadi Directed by Lauren Groenwald Directed Directed by Lauren Groenwald 48 minutes, 2004, 48 minutes, 48 minutes, 2004, documentary

Dubbed the South African Lauryn Hill, Thandiswa Mazwai is a major pop star in South Africa, was a member of the leading kwaito group Bongo Maffin, and a product of urban life in modern Johannesburg. In Spirits of the Uhadi, Thandiswa's exploration of her Xhosa roots leads her to the rural Eastern Cape, where she is initiated into the traditions and rituals of her culture’s music.

Homecoming Directed by Charlene GilbertDirected by Directed Directed by Charlene Gilbert 48 minutes, 2004, 48 minutes, 56 minutes, 1999, documentary by Charlene GilbertDDirect

Part expose, part biography, Homecoming draws on the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, which is intertwined with the history of black farmers. Inspired by Malcolm X's contention that "Land is the basis of all independence. Land is the basis of freedom, justice, and equality," this personal journey documents the tradition and decline of Black farming, and explores the bittersweet legacy of the land, a symbol of both struggle and survival.

Preceded by performances by Yolanda Zama and SAGA (South African Girls Abroad); Music spun by DJ Eddie Ed - NYC's premiere kwaito DJ!

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