15 18 Jun 2022
African Diaspora Cinema Festival
Villa Romana is pleased to present the 7th African Diaspora Cinema Festival.
Since 2013, the African Diaspora Cinema Festival (ADCF) has become an international beacon for the African diaspora film and arts communities. Every year the ADCF attracts to the city of Florence filmmakers, artists, and unique craftspeople from over 40 countries across the globe to showcase their work and talent. Thus, the ADCF has become a celebration of African Diaspora cultures in Italy.
Annually, the ADCF continues to receive hundreds of high-quality Black films from the U.S., Africa, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, the South Pacific, Canada, and Asia. Established in 2013 by Fide Dayo a filmmaker and African Movie Academy Award nominee (Ben Kross, Minister), the ADCF is a non-profit organization that has remained dedicated to the promotion of Black stories and images through the exhibition of film, visual art, and other creative expressions.
The ADCF presents films from and about Africa and the African diaspora that focus on heterogeneity, mobility, and global cultural and infrastructural interconnections. The selection of 20 finalist films for the 2022 edition of the African Diaspora Cinema Festival – out of a total of about 140 works in competition – brings together not only works by African or global diaspora filmmakers but also by international filmmakers.
The festival will open its doors with a screening of Little Satchmo directed by John Alexander, in the presence of leading lady Sharon Preston-Folta, daughter of Louis Armstrong. In Little Satchmo the director tells the story of the jazz genius's secret daughter through footage, old period images, Sharon Preston-Folta's memories and, of course, Armstrong's music. A secret daughter he had by dancer Lucille Preston and who was kept hidden from the world. Little Satchmo is the nickname by which the trumpeter called little Sharon. Based on an autobiographical book, the film chronicles the presence and long absence of a father, a search for truth and identity.
Admission to the screenings will be free. The detailed program of the event will be available on the Villa Romana website www.villaromana.org and on the ADCF website www.africandiasporacinemafestival.com.
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Films presentation by Fide Dayo
Tomas Kamphuis, Art Chooses Us (Netherlands), 13’ 10”
Denise Alder, Mablo Micasso's Dream (United Kingdom), 6’
Anna de Manincor, ZimmerFrei, Trio (Italy), 21’ 41”
Official festival opening by Fide Dayo & Antonella Bundu
Presentation of the team “Little Satchmo" & Sharon Preston Folta, the daughter of Louis Armstrong
20.15 Live performance
Levy, Jazz Singer from Chicago, 15’
The ADCF Journey by Antonella Bundu & Fide Dayo
Justin Randolph Thompson, guitar and voice, Francesco Amadio, drums, Simone Falcone, bass (Florence)
John Alexander, Little Satchmo (United States), 61’
Q&A in presence of the director John Alexander
Florent Mahoukou, Face to Face (Congo), 19’ 54”
Valerio Lopes, The Africologist: Chronicles of Africa (Tanzania), 72’
Olivier Kancel, "Hide and Seek" (Guadeloupe), 12’ 50”
Adrian L. Burrell, The Game God (United States), 19’
Ibrahim Ebrima Faal , Don´t Kill my Dreams (Sweden), 9’ 30”
Presentation of Sartoria migrante Kirikuci by Fide Dayo & Antonella Bundu
Antonella Bundu presents Andrea Searle, Kalbelia dancer
Ken Schneider / Marcia Jarmel (PatchWorks Films), The Brothers (Cuba), 80’
Kita Bauchet, Saint-Louis on the Move (Senegal), 32’
Sibongile L. Nene, Iyeza Medicine Biopiracy (South Africa), 21’ 17”
Thierry Michel, Empire of Silence (Belgium), 110’
Antonella Bundu presents the book, IL Mondo è Servito by Frida Nacinovich, guest: Delisia Essono
Alexander Wadouh, Borga (Ghana), 107’
Junadry Leocaria, Imprenta (Netherlands), 18’ 10”
Christian Carroll, Out of Breath (United States), 98’
Morad Mostafa, Khadiga (Egypt), 19’ 55”
Gisella Gobbi, Senza Nome (Italy), 10’
Jillian Reeves, Broken (United States), 14’ 39”
Nathan Rice, The Road Less Cycled (South Africa), 100’
15. – 18.06.2022
The bar will be open for snacks and drinks from 6.30 pm.