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16 Nov 2018

The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) NYC celebrates its 26th Anniversary

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November 16, 2018 Category: Entertainment Posted by:

The festival will showcase 60 films from Nov. 23rd to Dec. 9th


Black PR Wire

NEW YORK, NY — The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) NYC will celebrate its 26th Anniversary from Nov. 23 to Dec. 9, 2018 at the Cinema Village, MIST Harlem, the Dwyer Cultural Center, The Riverside Theater and Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 W 120th Street, New York, NY 10027. A record breaking 60 films will screen during the festival.  The complete line-up will go online at soon!


Come join in the fun as we invite you to take advantage of the early bird discount rate on the FESTIVAL PASSES today! Early Bird rate ends on Nov. 9 at midnight.

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the shows:

TIMELESS, A Virgin Islands Love Story  FRI, NOV 23 @ 7:30PM


Discussion and VIP Reception after screening!

Virgin Islands native Ed LaBorde  is a producer, director and with production company, Afro-Flicks. “Timeless, A Virgin Islands Love Story” is his second feature film.

“Timeless” is a love story that travels time from 19th Century Ghana to the modern day Caribbean.

It is the story of Ajuwa, a Ghanaian warrior, who loses her soulmate to the slave trade. Their souls reunite in the present in the form of Malinda Benjamin, a senator in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Alphonse Walcott, a gifted writer who has returned from New York. However, the kindling of the relationship goes sour when Alphonse meets Bianca.

Some of the social issues explored in the film are the human trafficking of the slave trade in the past and the present-day human trafficking in the Virgin Islands, as well as political corruption and immigration.

Q&A & VIP catered Reception after the screening.

ADIFF 2018 School Program – The 26th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF), sponsored by ArtMattan Productions, NYC DCA and the NYC Council in the Arts and Council Member Bill Perkins, 9th C.D., cordially invites you and the students attending your institution to attend, free of charge, to the 11 AM screenings of the festival’s films.

KINSHASHA MAKAMBO 6:30pm – reception

7:30pm – screening and panel discussion

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Milbank Chapel, Teachers College, Columbia University 525 West 120th Street, Christian, Ben and Jean-Marie are fighting for political change of power and free elections in their country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

THEY HAD A DREAM  (Le Rêve Français)


Christian Faure, France, 2017, 2 x 90 minutes, Drama, French with English Subtitles

SUN, NOV 25 @ 4:00PM


Q&A after screening with Firmine Richard and VIP reception.

Guadeloupean actress and activist Firmine Richard is known for her roles in “8 Women” (202), “Hunting and Gathering” (2007) “La kiné” (1998) and “Romuald et Juliette” (1988).

They had a dream tells a story based on reality. It is both a social and a fictional saga, exploring the interconnected lives of two Guadeloupian families to reveal hidden or obscure aspects of French society.

In the sixties, the idea of a ‘dream France’ appealed to many French West Indians and Reunion Islanders. The BUMIDOM (Bureau for the Development of Migration in Overseas Districts) encouraged them to leave their native lands to escape the poverty.

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