October 27 to December 10, 2006 (2 graduate level credits)
Panel Discussions: December 8 (6-10pm); December 9 (2-6pm)
Seminars: December 9 & 10 (9:30am-1:30pm)
Available for 2 credits @ $975/credit
The Course is Also Open to the General Public on a Non Credit Basis for 3.0 CEUs @ $435
The African Diaspora Film Festival celebrates the richness and diversity of the Black experience through the presentation of over 70 films. Filmmakers, actors, producers, writers, and educators of diverse ethnic groups, nationalities, and backgrounds highlight and discuss the multifaceted lives of people of African descent from North and Sub Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America, and Europe.
• Discover the Caribbean through films with a diverse selection of films from Jamaica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, Puerto Rico and more.
• Share valuable moments with the Festival's guests in residence to discuss their craft, style, and vision, offering a meaningful interaction between the featured artists and the audience. This year, discover the world of Black British Cinema and meet filmmakers from the UK who focused their work on Africa and its Diaspora during ADFF 2006's special "Focus on Black British Cinema" program and panel discussion.
• Explore the work of African Women behind the Camera with a selection of new and classic films directed by women from North, West, East and Southern Africa.
• Broaden your horizons as educators and lifelong learners, and learn how to enhance your interaction and communication with your students and community, using film as a creative and innovative teaching tool.
• Understand the different perspectives of Black culture through the best of the most recent films presented at other renowned film festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, Montreal and Toronto.
• Interact with independent women filmmakers, who have faced the challenges of the film industry and succeeded to make a film. Also, participate and vote for this year Festival's "Best Film Directed by Women of Color Award."
THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH AND INNOVATION
Teachers College, Columbia University
Box 132, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027-6670
Phone: (212) 678-3987 or 678-8411
Fax: (212) 678-8417
Festival website: www.NYADFF.org
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