The Best of the African Diaspora International Film Festival ADIFF is set to kick off from the 13th of January and end on the 15th of the same month, with a selection of some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films from ADIFF 2016. Screenings will be held at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Meanwhile, a Nigerian film will be in the spotlight come January, the Steve Gukas film, 93 Days will be among the many movies to hit the screen at the festival, it’s a thriller featuring Danny Glover leading a team of doctors fighting a potential Ebola outbreak in Nigeria.
Other movies to be showcased at the festival include first and foremost, the winner and runner up of the ADIFF 2016 Public Award for the Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color, Zeinabu Irene Davis’ “Spirits of Rebellion, Black Cinema from UCLA,” a documentary that tells the story of a small group of critically acclaimed, but relatively unknown black filmmakers who wanted to change the black film narrative in the USA. Runner up “Everything But a Man” by Nngest Likké is an entertaining and thought provoking romantic comedy about a career woman who is sexy, smart, successful… and still single. Other films like ‘Windrush’, ‘Naked Poets’, ‘Death By a Thousand Cuts’ will also showcase.
According to Shadowandact, the Best of ADIFF will also showcase the life of the African and African descendant in three films coming from European countries with a strong colonial past. The countries are: Spain, France and the UK. Two of the films are in the narrative category and the other is a very strong documentary.