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AFF in the Month of June

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

June 10th – June 24th

&

Live Screening of World Cup Matches and Soccer Films at Paley Center for Media

FREE EVENTS

June 11th – July 11th

STARTING TODAY!!!

Human Rights Watch Film Festival and Film Society of Lincoln Center Present

2010 Human Rights Watch Film Festival

June 10-24

Films Presented with African Film Festival, Inc.

MOLOCH TROPICAL + Q&A

Master filmmaker Raoul Peck takes us to a hilltop fortress in Haiti where we watch the nation’s President disintegrate before our eyes—destroyed by a combination of his own paranoia and an increasingly absurd political situation. We are delighted that filmmaker Raoul Peck and Kent Jones, film critic and Executive Director of the World Cinema Foundation, will be present for a discussion after the screenings. Find out more

Sunday, June 20 7:00 | Invite friends

Presented in association with African Film Festival, Inc. and Tribeca Film Festival

PUSHING THE ELEPHANT + Q&A (NY Premiere)

The story of Rose Mapendo, who was separated during the conflict from her five-year-old daughter, Nangabire. Through the story of their reunion, we come to understand the excruciating decisions Rose made in order to survive and the complex difficulties Nangabire faces as a refugee in the US. We are delighted that both filmmakers, Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel, and film subject Rose Mapendo will be present for a discussion after the screenings.

Find out more

Saturday, June 12 1:45 | Invite friends

Sunday, June 13 4:30 | Invite friends (reception to follow)

Monday, June 14 4:00 | Invite friends

presented in association with African Film Festival, Inc. and Mapendo International

Live Screening of World Cup Matches * Free Films * Free Food and Drinks

The World Cup Live at the Paley Center

June 11 to July 11

Join African Film Festival, Inc. as it co-presents three films about soccer across the African Continent, as part of a special program by Paley Center for Media.

See the Games for FREE on the Big Screen – GOAL!!! The Paley Center for Media joins soccer fans from around the planet—from Algeria to Korea to Australia to Brazil—to enjoy the excitement and drama of thirty-two nations competing in the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. The Paley Center’s celebration of this global event includes live feeds of the games, screenings of cultural programming from our collection, an interactive web component to share favorite pics of your own soccer games, and a gallery exhibit of images from the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola in 2009 from photographer Joseph Peter. Then join us for a lively viewing party with free food and drinks to cheer on the last two nations in the final game on July 11.

Films Presented with African Film Festival, Inc.

Friday, June 18 to Sunday, June 20

Steps for the Future: The Ball

Presented in association with African Film Festival, Inc.

Children in Mozambique devise an ingenious way of creating a soccer ball in this short film directed by Orlando Mesquita.

(2001; 6 minutes)

Streetball

Presented in association with African Film Festival, Inc.

Demetrius Wren’s documentary follows South Africa’s 2008 Homeless World Cup team as they come together to represent their nation and seek personal redemption.

(2010; 78 minutes)

Friday, July 2 to Sunday, July 4

Le ballon d’or (The Golden Ball)

Presented in association with African Film Festival, Inc.

This engaging film from director Cheik Doukoure follows Bandian, a boy-wonder on the soccer field, from his Guinean village in the bush to superstardom in France.

(1992; 90 minutes)

For more information about the Paley Center Program, visit the website

…For more information

For more information on this year’s Outdoor Summer Series, please contact us by phone or email or check our social networking sites:

Facebook African Film Festival, Inc

for in-depth information on the films, including photos…

Twitter @AfricanFilmFest

for up-to-the-minute updates during the festival…

Youtube AfricanFilmFest

for teasers and previews from this year’s film selection!

Also, check out our updated homepage

www.africanfilmny.org

for schedule information, synopses and more details on what’s to come!

African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization. For almost twenty years, AFF has bridged the divide between post-colonial Africa and the American public through the medium of film. AFF’s unique place in the international arts community is distinguished not only by leadership in festival management but a comprehensive approach to the advocacy of African film and culture.

AFF in the Month of June

Human Rights Watch Film Festival
June 10th  -  June 24th

&

Live Screening of World Cup Matches and Soccer Films at Paley Center for Media
FREE EVENTS
June 11th  -  July 11th

Human Rights Watch Film Festival and Film Society of Lincoln Center Present

2010 Human Rights Watch Film Festival

June 10-24

Films Presented with African Film Festival, Inc.

MOLOCH TROPICAL + Q&A

Master filmmaker Raoul Peck takes us to a hilltop fortress in Haiti where we watch the nation’s President disintegrate before our eyes—destroyed by a combination of his own paranoia and an increasingly absurd political situation. We are delighted that filmmaker Raoul Peck and Kent Jones, film critic and Executive Director of the World Cinema Foundation, will be present for a discussion after the screenings. Find out more
Sunday, June 20 7:00 | Invite friends

Presented in association with African Film Festival, Inc. and Tribeca Film Festival

PUSHING THE ELEPHANT + Q&A (NY Premiere)

The story of Rose Mapendo, who was separated during the conflict from her five-year-old daughter, Nangabire. Through the story of their reunion, we come to understand the excruciating decisions Rose made in order to survive and the complex difficulties Nangabire faces as a refugee in the US. We are delighted that both filmmakers, Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel, and film subject Rose Mapendo will be present for a discussion after the screenings.
Find out more
Saturday, June 12 1:45 | Invite friends
Sunday, June 13 4:30 | Invite friends (reception to follow)
Monday, June 14 4:00 | Invite friends

presented in association with African Film Festival, Inc. and Mapendo International

Live Screening of World Cup Matches * Free Films * Free Food and Drinks

The World Cup Live at the Paley Center

June 11 to July 11

Join African Film Festival, Inc. as it co-presents three films about soccer across the African Continent, as part of a special program by Paley Center for Media.

See the Games for FREE on the Big Screen – GOAL!!! The Paley Center for Media joins soccer fans from around the planet—from Algeria to Korea to Australia to Brazil—to enjoy the excitement and drama of thirty-two nations competing in the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. The Paley Center’s celebration of this global event includes live feeds of the games, screenings of cultural programming from our collection, an interactive web component to share favorite pics of your own soccer games, and a gallery exhibit of images from the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola in 2009 from photographer Joseph Peter. Then join us for a lively viewing party with free food and drinks to cheer on the last two nations in the final game on July 11.

Films Presented with African Film Festival, Inc.

Friday, June 18 to Sunday, June 20

Steps for the Future: The Ball

Presented in association with African Film Festival, Inc.
Children in Mozambique devise an ingenious way of creating a soccer ball in this short film directed by Orlando Mesquita.
(2001; 6 minutes)

Streetball

Presented in association with African Film Festival, Inc.
Demetrius Wren’s documentary follows South Africa’s 2008 Homeless World Cup team as they come together to represent their nation and seek personal redemption.
(2010; 78 minutes)

Friday, July 2 to Sunday, July 4

Le ballon d’or (The Golden Ball)

Presented in association with African Film Festival, Inc.
This engaging film from director Cheik Doukoure follows Bandian, a boy-wonder on the soccer field, from his Guinean village in the bush to superstardom in France.
(1992; 90 minutes)

For more information about the Paley Center Program, visit the website

…For more information

For more information on this year’s Outdoor Summer Series, please contact us by phone or email or check our social networking sites:

Facebook African Film Festival, Inc

for in-depth information on the films, including photos…

Twitter @AfricanFilmFest

for up-to-the-minute updates during the festival…

Youtube AfricanFilmFest

for teasers and previews from this year’s film selection!

Also, check out our updated homepage

www.africanfilmny.org

for schedule information, synopses and more details on what’s to come!

African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization. For almost twenty years, AFF has bridged the divide between post-colonial Africa and the American public through the medium of film. AFF’s unique place in the international arts community is distinguished not only by leadership in festival management but a comprehensive approach to the advocacy of African film and culture.

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