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NYAFF: African Rhythmus

  • Maysles Cinema 343 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

The 24th New York African Film Festival Presents:

African Rhythmus

Archival Footage, Senegal and Former USSR, 1966, 50 min
At the First World Festival of Negro Arts, delegates from 30 counties of the world met. The festival, taking place in the open air rather than in theater halls, created a merry and friendly atmosphere that laid the foundation of a new way for people to converge.


Screening with

The First World Festival of Negro Arts

William Greaves, USA, 1968, 40 min
One of the earliest and best such surveys, First World is the official documentary film of the event of the same name, held in Dakar, Senegal. More than 2000 writers, artists, and performers from 30 nations in Africa and the African diaspora participated in this gathering designed to celebrate traditional and contemporary Black culture.

Q&A with Louise Greaves - Moderated by Malika Lee Whitney

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