Adam & Howa
Sarra Idris, Sudan, 2015, 8m
U.S. Premiere
A couple’s story becomes a metaphor for the relationship between the Sudanese diaspora who fled the country after political turmoil and those who were left behind.

Farewell Meu Amor
Ekwa Msangi, Tanzania/USA, 2016, 10m
U.S. Premiere
On the morning of the long-awaited reunion with his exiled family, a man is faced with the heartbreak of a different type—of parting from his lover.

My Third Eye
Nova Scott-James, USA, 2016, 4m
U.S. Premiere
This silent meditation on the relationship between a little girl and the male family member sexually abusing her examines the pain of intergenerational black familial trauma, but also the gift of spiritual independence.

Rest in Power, Malik Carmichael
S. Ajay Ram, USA, 2014, 11m
New York Premiere
In this experimental short, eulogizing the life of 16-year-old Malik, a hypothetical teenager from the west side of Harlem, documentary-style interviews with Malik’s friends and family piece together the exceptional existence and senseless death of a black boy genius.

Mariama Diallo, USA, 2017, 24m
New York Premiere
A police sketch artist believes he has stumbled upon the suspect from one of his drawings and that he must do the right thing.

Oluwaseun Babalola, USA/Botswana/Nigeria/Sierra Leone, 2016, 30m
New York Premiere
In this documentary, surfers, metal heads, and guerilla filmmakers explore their identities and culture in Sierra Leone, Botswana, and Nigeria.

Akwaeke Emezi, Nigeria, 2014, 2m
Igbo with English subtitles
New York Premiere
This contemporary visual folktale is rooted in concepts of loss, leaving, and loneliness. Emezi collaborated with her father to translate the voiceover, originally written in English, into Igbo, and narrated it herself as an exercise in engaging with the lost fluency of her language.