The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) will celebrate its 28th anniversary virtually nationwide for the first time from Nov. 27 to Dec. 13 with 75 narratives and documentaries from 31 countries including 26 World, US and New York premieres.
For 28 years, ADIFF has spotlighted culturally and socially meaningful feature and documentary films about the human experience of people of color all over the world. The films in ADIFF 2020 explore the full humanity and range of the Black and Indigenous experience, giving a multidimensional voice to often misrepresented and misunderstood realities and peoples. Titles in ADIFF 2020 come directly from important domestic and international film festivals such as Tribeca, Venice, Toronto, Cannes, Berlinale, Durban, the Pan African Film Festival, The Trinidad and Tobago film festival and the International Havana Film Festival of the New Latin American Cinema in Cuba. Others are independent productions made by filmmakers eager to share their message with an audience.
The selection in ADIFF 2020 of African narratives totals eleven films including seven US and NY premieres. These films present a wide range of themes from commenting on current events to looking back at African history.
Premieres in ADIFF 2020 include Myopia by Sanae Akroud (Marocco), Nafi’s Father by Mamadou Dia (Senegal) and A Taste of Land by Yuhi Amuli (Rwanda) that have in common strong political commentaries; the love stories Back of the Moon by Angus Gibson (South Africa) and Forgiveness for Whom? by Ariam Weldeab Araya (Eritrea), and the powerful social commentaries Buried by Françoise Ellong (Cameroon) and A Son by Mehdi Barsaoui (Tunisia).
For more information about the 28th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival, to receive the complete line up, screeners and high-resolution images visit www.NYADIFF.org
ADIFF attracts a wide cross-section of cinephiles and audiences of African-American, Caribbean, African, Latino and European ethnic backgrounds who share a common interest for thought provoking, well crafted, intelligent and entertaining stories about the human experience of people of color, ADIFF is now a national and international event with festivals held in New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, and Paris, France.