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Event Details

Mon, May 06, 2024

18:00 – 19:30

VILLA SASSETTI
Villa La Pietra
via Bolognese, 120
50139 Florence, Italy

A film screening followed by a discussion with:

Fide Dayo (Festival Director, African Diaspora Cinema Festival)
Katie Kerns and Jordan Lewis (NYU Florence students and ADCF jury members)

To be screened:


I am more dangerous dead

UNITED STATES
Directed by Majiye Uchibeke
24′, doc.

This is the story of a man who is largely unknown in the West but is a household name and hero to Nigerians. Ken Saro Wiwa was a prolific writer and activist who led the ethnic minority of the Ogoni to protest the devastating effects of oil exploitation on their land.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE


Mosiah

UNITED STATES
Directed by Jirard
40′ Short

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, a Jamaican-born political activist and founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), is on trial in New York in 1923. Following the leadership of J. Edger Hoover & the BOI (later, the FBI), the government has charged Garvey with mail fraud in connection with selling stocks for the Black Star Line, a shipping line designed to forge a link between North America and Africa.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE


About Africa Diaspora Cinema Festival

Established in 2013 by Fide Dayo, filmmaker and African Movie Academy Award nominee (Ben Kross, Minister), ADCF is a yearly festival happening in Florence dedicated to the promotion of Black stories and images through the exhibition of film, visual art, and other creative expressions.