4th Annual Washington African Diaspora Film Series

Come watch ten dynamic films from Africa and its Disapora: from the Caribbean to Europe to Latin America to North America and beyond!



5:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Opening Night Reception

7:00 PM: "Glorious Exit"
75 min | U.S.A./Nigeria/Switzerland | 2008
Language: English & German with English subtitles
Washington DC Premiere
Jarreth Merz, a Swiss-Nigerian actor living in Los Angeles is summoned to Nigeria to bury his father whom he has only met once.

9:00 PM: "No Time to Die"
95 min | Ghana/Germany | 2006
Director: King Ampaw | Language: English
Washington DC Premiere
A desperate hearse driver will do anything to win the heart of the lady he has fallen in love with.


6:30 PM: "The Other World"
90 min | France/Algeria | 2001
Director: Merzak Allouache | Language: Arabic & French with English Subtitles
Washington DC Premiere
Yasmine and Rachid, two young Parisian children of Algerian immigrants, are in love. They live a quiet life in France until Rachid disappears into Algeria, and when Yasmine tries to find him, she discovers a world filled with violence.

8:30 PM: "Movement (R)evolution Africa (A Story of an Art Form in Four Acts)"
65 min | 2007
Director: Joan Frost | Language: French/Portuguese with English subtitles
Nine fierce artists from across the continent challenge conventional dance, regarding the body as a form of fluid sculpture. Their aim is to engage whites and the African Diaspora alike and challenge the West’s stereotypical ideas about Africa.
*Q&A after the screening*

playing with:
35 min | South Africa | 2008
Director: Alla Kovgan & David Hinton | Language: French/Portuguese with English subtitles
Washington DC Premiere
Shot in Southern Africa, this film is based on the childhood memories of self-exiled dancer Nora Chipaumire who was born in Zimbabwe in 1965.


1:30 PM: "White Like the Moon"
23 min | U.S.A. | 2001
Director: Marina Gonzales Palmier | Language: English
A Mexican-American girl struggles to maintain her identity after her mother forces her to bleach her skin white to fit into “Anglo” society in the 1950’s.

playing with:
"Family Motel"
88 min | Canada | 2007
Washington DC Premiere
Director: Helene Klodawsky | Language: English
She’s got an unrewarding service job, a husband stranded in Somalia and two teenage daughters with an attitude. Just when she thinks it can’t get worse, Ayan and her kids are slapped with an eviction order.

4:00 PM: "Inside Buffalo"
59 min | Italy/U.S.A. | 2009
Director: Fred Kudjo Kuwomo | Language: English & Italian w/ English subtitles
Washington DC Premiere
A moving full length documentary about the 92nd infantry division, an African American segregated unit which served in Italy during WWII and came back home to segregation.
*Q&A after the screening*

6:00 PM: "Nothing But The Truth"
118 min | South Africa | 2008
Director: John Kani | Language: French w/ English subtitles
U.S. Premiere
A gripping investigation of the complex dynamic between the blacks who remained in South Africa and risked their lives to lead the struggle against apartheid and those who returned victoriously after living in exile.

8:30 PM: "Youssou N’Dour: Return to Goree"
108 min | Senegal/Switzerland | 2006
Director: Pierre-Yves Borgeaud | Language: English, French, Wolof w/ English subtitles
A music-infused cinematic journey about the power of one to inspire millions. From generations of griots comes a messenger for our time - Youssou N'Dour.

Buy tickets today!
$10 general admission * $64 series pass (access to all screenings)

Purchase here: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=22070&schedule=list
or call (202) 857-7700 (M-F 9AM-5PM)

Parking available at 1600 M St. N.W. (one hour before program)
Nearest Metros: Farragut North & Farragut West

Visit our website! http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/films/2009/07/23/african-diaspora-film-series/

Name Sales End Price Fee
General Admission Ended $10 $0.99
Series Pass Ended $64 $1.6

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