Posts Tagged ‘African Diaspora Film Festival’

ToDo ToDay: African Films, Andy Kindler, NoMa Beer Fest, and Trillectro

D.C.’s version of the African Diaspora International Film Festival, returning for its seventh year, seems far too short for an event concerned with global African culture. But its curation may make up for its small slate. Tonight’s kickoff film, African Independence, takes a broad view, talking to African leaders about the continent’s myriad struggles for independence. [...]

“These Stories Are Important to Share”: Silent Shame at the African Diaspora Film Festival

Filmmaker Dalia Tapia's debut feature, Silent Shame, premieres at the National Geographic African Diaspora Film Festival Saturday at 12:30pm: It's a well-paced drama with tough subject matter—a man confronts the HIV-related death of his mother, who contracted the disease from his estranged father—that hits all the right notes. It's suspensful, and its characters are authentically [...]