The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) presents an eclectic mix of urban, classic, independent and foreign films that depict the richness and diversity of the life experience of people of African descent and Indigenous people all over the world.
ABDIAS DO NASCIMENTO
(Aida Marques, Brazil, 2011, 95 min. In Portuguese with English Subtitles)
A revealing documentary about Afro-Brazilian scholar, writer, activist and politician Abdias Do Nascimento, a significant figure and leader of Brazil’s Black movement.
Saturday, December 6, 1pm
REVOLUTIONARY MEDICINE: A STORY OF THE FIRST GARIFUNA HOSPITAL
(Jesse Freeston & Beth Geglia, Honduras/Canada/USA, 2013, 41 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
The inspiring documentary tells the story of how the hospital’s alternative health model is transforming communities on Honduras’ Northern Coast and standing as an alternative to an increasingly privatized national health system.
Sunday, December 7, 5pm
(Luis Alberto Lamata, Venezuela, 2013, 100 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
After surviving the treacherous Middle Passage, suffering the humiliation of an auction block, and a purchase by slave traders, Azú is brought to the plantation of a sugarcane farmer. Little does her master know that Azú has an ancestral destiny that will completely disrupt the plantation’s natural order.
Monday, December 8, 4:50pm & Tuesday, December 9, 8pm
FOR LOVE IN THE CASERIO
(Por amor en el caserio, Luis Enrique Rodríguez, 2013, USA, 100 min.)
Inspired by Romeo and Juliet, this film tells the tale of two young lovers, Cristal and Angelo.
Tuesday, December 9, 7pm
(Adios momo, Leonardo Ricagni, Uruguay, 2005, 100 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
With a poetic nod to Fellini, Leonardo Ricagni uses the carnival atmosphere to transport the viewer to a magical place where realism and surrealism live side by side in Uruguay - and what a wonderful place to be.
Thursday, December 11, 11am
(Susanne Moss, Cuba, 2008, 40 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
This documentary shows off the lives of Rastafarians living in Cuba. They discuss their culture, beliefs and lifestyles.
Thursday, December 11, 6pm
I'M STILL HERE
(Kachkaniraqmi, Javier Corcuera, Peru/Spain, 2013, 120 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
"Kachkaniraqmi" is an expression of inner stability, perhaps a bit of machismo, and perseverance against the odds through a long and winding life. The film, which explores the musical traditions in every nook and cranny of Peru, formally reflects its catchphrase.
Thursday, December 11, 8pm
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