12 Jun 15 Jun 2019
African Diaspora Cinema Festival
round table African Cinema
Shawn Rhodes, Fide Dayo
Marzia Duarte and band
photos: Eva Sauer, Magda Typiak
The African Diaspora Cinema Festival will take place in its second year at Villa Romana. It has been initiated and is still directed by Nigerian filmmaker Fide Dayo, who has been living in Italy for a long time. ADCF is aimed at a broad audience who shares a common interest for stories that depict the lives of people of color. It offers a window on the African experience, on the African continent itself and elsewhere.
For the artists’ house Villa Romana it is a great enrichment to be able to show the thirteen nominated films of this year's festival and to welcome many of the participating filmmakers on location and in discussions.
Wednesday, 12 June 2019
4 pm - 5.50 pm
Anumasa (Inexhaustible Water)
2018, GN, doc., 34’, engl.
2019, AU, doc., 6’, engl.
2018, HT, short, 25’, engl.
Life in My Shoe
2019, UG, doc., 28’, engl.
ROUND TABLE #African Cinema
Loraine Blumenthal, director, Berlin
Matthias De Groof, scholar with a PhD in Cinema studies from the University Antwerp and film maker, currently based at the Collegium for Advanced Studies in Helsinki.
Aaron Maccarthy, actor, Milan
Cinzia Quadrati, expert in African cinema, and responsible for organizing the Festival Cinema Africano, Asia e America Latina in Milan
moderated by Justin Randolph Thompson, co-founder Black History Month Florence
Official presentation of ADCF 2019 by Jessica Rose Kena, moderator, Brescia
9.30 - 12 pm
Golden Fish, African Fish
Thomas Grand, Moussa Diop
2018, SN, doc., 60’, french, engl. sub.
2018, IT, short, 14’, it., engl. sub.
The festival will open on 12th June with a short film program in Sala Giardino. The following panel discussion at 6 pm brings together the scholar Leonardo De Franceschi, director Loraine Blumenthal and actor Aaron Maccarthy. The discussion, moderated by Justin Randolph Thompson, will address the relevance of African Cinema in Italy and Europe. Jessica Rose Kena will then officially open the ADCF 2019. The open-air screenings in the garden start with Golden Fish, African Fish, a documentary by Thomas Grand and Moussa Diop. The first festival day ends with the short film Yousef by Mohamed Hossameldin and a Q&A with the director.
Thursday, 13 June 2019
6 pm - 7 pm
2018, IT, doc., 30’, it., engl. sub.
2018, UK, short, 20’, engl.
2018, RU, doc., 45’, rus., engl. sub.
Yosief Teklay, live performance, Eritrean Tigrigna Music
The Mayor’s Race
2018, D, doc., 80’, engl.
On 13 June, the festival will once again begin in Sala Giardino with a short film program. Outside, the screening of the documentary The Mayor's Race starts at nightfall and in the presence of director Loraine Blumenthal, after a music performance by Yosief Teklay.
Friday, 14 June 2019
Presentation on Cinema & Moda, by Bali Lawal, model, designer, CEO of A Coded World, Milano
Live concert with Astou G., Milan
Fide Dayo, artistic director of ADCF and Balkissa Maiga, actress, Rome
theatre monologue, 30’
9.20 pm - 12 pm
2018, ZA, short, 18’, engl., engl. sub.
2018, IT, feature, 90’, it., engl. sub.
Friday starts with a presentation about fashion in cinema by model and designer Bali Lawal. After a live performance by Senegalese singer Astou G., artistic director Fide Dayo and actress Balkissa Maiga perform the theatre monologue Barracoon. Later in the evening, on the outdoor screen the short film Aye by Pius Okaba and the feature film Rwanda by Ricardo Salvetti will be shown. To follow, a public discussion with actor Aaron Maccarthy.
Saturday, 15 June 2019
This is Love
2018, US, doc., 83’, engl.
10.45 - 12 pm
AWARDS CEREMONY & PARTY
Live performance of Morna music from Cape Verde by Marzia Duarte, Florence
The closing film is the music documentary This is Love by John Alexander. The festival ends with the awards ceremony and a party, featuring the Florentine singer Marzia Duarte with Morna music from Cape Verde.
The bar will be open for snacks and drinks from 7 pm on all festival days.
FREE ADMISSION !
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