A collection of films—all by or about New York City–based African creatives—reflect the experience of the New York corner of the African Diaspora.
Afripedia – New York
Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft, & Senay Berhe, Sweden/USA, 2016, 12m
Part of larger docuseries, this installment of Afripedia is a visual guide to the creative minds in fashion, music, film, and more in New York. U.S. Premiere
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, USA/Uganda/Germany, 2016, 5m
German with English subtitles
A young German boy longs for his father in Africa.
Mamadou Dia, Senegal/USA, 2016, 8m
French with English subtitles
A man quarantined for being suspected of having Ebola begins to question his health as well as his psychological state. U.S. Premiere
Alfonso Johnson, USA, 2016, 7m
Young couples in NYC fall in and out of love.
Akosua Adoma Owusu, Ghana/USA, 2016, 8m
This epistolary short film invites us into the unsettling life of a young Ghanaian man struggling to reconcile his love for his mother with his love for same-sex desire amid the increased tensions incited by same-sex politics in Ghana. A New Directors/New Films 2016 selection.
New York, I Love You
Iquo B. Essien, USA, 2016, 21m
Viviane is a neurotic, struggling actress given to childish flights of fancy—like moving to Los Angeles on a whim. But can she really leave New York and Kazembe, the love of her life, behind? U.S. Premiere