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AFF 26: New Moon & White Feathers

  • Maysles Cinema 343 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)
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Sunday, June 9th, 1:30pm

Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann (Language- English) , Kenya, 2018, 70 mins
Filmmaker Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann embarks on a journey to investigate a gigantic port project that threatens to disrupt the rhythm of a small, Islamic island off the east African coast. As the film unfolds, fragments of Lamu life unfold like chapters in a book: a man scaling a fish, children bathing by a dock, a baptism, and it soon becomes apparent, that the real disruption is Philippa’s confrontation of a new spiritual awareness. With her deepest instincts guiding her, we see Ms. Ndisi Herrmann wrangle and navigate a new path, exploring the intricacies of her chosen faith.

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Leul Shoaferaw, 2018, 10m
A story of good and evil, internment and redemption, Plumes Blanches tells the story of Alain, a young Burkinabé boy accused of witchcraft and his audacious attempt to escape from the impending desolation.

This program is part of the African Film Festival.