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Happy 50th Birthday, UHURU AFRIKA!

Date: November 13, 2010
Venue: Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Text by Augusta Palmer

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Check out: The 17th New York African Film Festival!

Date: April 7th through April 13th
Venue: Walter Reade Theatre (165 W 65th St., 212-721-6500

The 2010 New York African Film Festival (AFF), presented under the banner “Independent Africa,” spotlights 17 African nations, as they observe 50 years of independence from colonial rule. These nations include: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia and Togo. Complementing the theme of independence, the festival incorporates rare archival footage of African nations as they transitioned from colonial rule, alongside independently produced classic and contemporary African cinema, to bring into full view a strong visual narrative, which chronicles the changes throughout the continent, over a 50-year period. Rounding off the festival are films that highlight the World Cup in South Africa!

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