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31st Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival

Festival, Film

Nome © Sana Na n'hada / Spectre Productions

November 24 - December 10, 2023

Established in 1993, the African Diaspora International Film Festival is a Harlem based minority led not-for profit international film festival that presents, interprets, and educates about films that explore the human experience of people of color all over the world to inspire imaginations, disrupt stereotypes and help transform attitudes that perpetuate injustice.

The mission of The African Diaspora International Film Festival is to expand the traditional views and perceptions of what the Black experience is by showcasing award-winning socially relevant documentary and fiction films about people of color, from Peru to Zimbabwe, from the USA to Belgium and from New Zealand to Jamaica.

The foundation of ADIFF is art, culture and education. We believe in the power of films as an educational tool and always strive to off er a rich and diverse programming that presents an alternative worldview to that typically offered by other international fi lm festivals.

ADIFF NYC 2023 will present 80 films from 33 countries. As always, ADIFF brings you a mix of comedies, dramas, romances and thought provoking and entertaining documentaries from major film festivals – including Berlinale, Cannes, Toronto, FESPACO and Durban – as well as films by American and international independent filmmakers.

The festival gives French filmmaking top billing with 11 French films as part of the in-person festival, and 4 more as part of the virtual festival.

The Main Selection:

Léon G. Damas” (1995) Directed by Sarah Maldoror

Claude McKay From Harlem to Marseille” (2021) Directed by Matthieu Verdeil

Kirikou and the Sorceress” (1998) Directed by Michel Ocelot

MK: Mandela’s Secret Army” (2022) Directed by Osvalde Lewat

“The Nardal Sisters, the Forgotten Ones of Negritude” (2023) Directed by Marie-Christine Gambart

Josephine Baker: Black Diva in a White Man’s World” (2006) Directed by Annette Von Wagenheim

The First Rasta” (2011) Directed by Hélène Lee, Christophe Farnarier

Kinshasa Makambo” (2018) Directed by Dieudo Hamadi

Money, Freedom, a Story of the CFA Franc” (2023) Directed by Katy Léna Ndiaye

Yafa, Forgiveness” (2019) Directed by Christian Lara

Nome” (2023) Directed by Sana Na N’Hada

The Mini ADIFF Virtual Festival:

Wulu” (2016) Directed by Daouda Coulibaly

Dancing the Twist in Bamako”* (2021) Directed by Robert Guédiguian

Yafa, Forgiveness” (2019) Directed by Christian Lara

As Far As I Can Walk” (2022) Directed by Stefan Arsenijević

* Part of the 2023 Films on the Green Selection

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