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PARIS ADIFF 2014 (in English)

PARIS ADIFF 2014 VENUES

Friday, September 5, 2014

Cinéma L’Etoile Lilas

Saturday, September 6,2014

Lucernaire

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Cinéma La Clef

Comptoir Général


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Friday, September 5, 2014

OPENING NIGHT

Cinéma L’Etoile Lilas

7pm CATERED RECEPTION

8pm FREEDOM SUMMER (FOLLOWED BY Q&A SESSION)

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NEWSEUM MAKE SOME NOISEDespite the best efforts of local civil rights activists, Mississippi remained virulently committed to segregation in 1964, an unjust practice underscored by the systematic exclusion of African Americans from the political process. In response, Robert Moses of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee developed a campaign to bring a thousand volunteers—primarily enthusiastic young white supporters—to the state to encourage voter registration, provide much-needed education, and convene a more representative delegation to attend the Democratic National Convention. Veteran director Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders) captures the volatile months of that summer through remarkable period footage and the firsthand testimonies of volunteers who were transformed by their time in Mississippi. With the Supreme Court recently striking down a key section of the Voting Rights Act, Nelson’s film is a potent reminder of the sacrifices made half a century ago to ensure civil rights for all and the vigilance needed to protect what they accomplished. (Sundance Film Festival) (USA, 2013, 113 min, Stanley Nelson, dir., Documentary)


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Lucenaire

1pm OTOMO (FOLLOWED BY Q&A SESSION)

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Otomo-2A powerful film portraying institutionalized racism and police brutality, Otomo shares a compelling glance into everyday world of refugees, a reality continuously surrounded by tension and insecurity. In the summer of 1989, a Stuttgart newspaper reported the true story of a West African asylum seeker who physically assaulted an intolerant subway ticket-taker; fled, and became the target of a city-wide manhunt. Otomo is a sober, fictionalized reconstruction of a tale that shocked Stuttgart, and is a gripping portrait of how institutionalized racism drives a disempowered individual to violence and inhumanity. (Germany, 1999, 84 min, Frieder Schlaich, dir., Drama)


3:15pm ‘Democratic Republic of the Congo: Yesterday and Today’ Program

AÏSSA + TANGO YA BA WENDO + KINSHASA MBOKA TE

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AÏSSA

aissa-3Aïssa is a Congolese, undocumented immigrant residing in France. Though she states that she is under eighteen, the French authorities consider her an adult. To determine if she should be deported, a doctor must give her a physical examination. (France, 2014, 8min, Clément Trehin-Lalanne, dir., Drama)

TANGO YA BA WENDO

Tango Ya Ba Wendo-2In Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, “Tango Ya Ba Wendo” is the term given to the decade of the 1940s and 50s, a time when Antoine Kolosoyi, or “Wendo,” triumphed as the pioneer of Zairian rumba. In 1992, Wendo is almost 70 years old. The Congolese singer and adventurer tells of his life, his mother as a traditional singer, his first job – as a mechanic, his beginning in songs during colonial times, followed by success and then oblivion. This film has brought back to the forefront the career of legendary Congolese musician, considered by many as the “father of Congolese music.”
(Belgium, DRC,1993, 52 min, Roger Kwmani Mambu Zinga, Mirko Popovitch, dirs, Documentary)

 

KINSHASA MBOKA TE

Kinshasa Mboka Te-1Kinshasa mboka te—a city that exceeds the norm beyond anything we could imagine. It is a paradox and a spectacle, sometimes completely disjoined, with an approach to life and to survival that reinvents itself each day. Just when we think we have tamed it, it reacts in a way that is completely unpredictable. One must remain alert, awake, never sleep. Kinshasa belongs to no one, but at the same time it belongs to everyone. What people experience there can never be experienced anywhere else—and each person brings their own unique flavor. See for yourself in this fascinating documentary. (DR Congo/Belgium, 2013, 52 min, Douglas Ntimasiemi, dir., Documentary)


5:30pm ZAKARIA + HOME AGAIN

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ZAKARIA

Zakaria-1Zakaria leads a quiet life in the Gard with his wife and two children. When his father passes away, things begin to go awry when Zakaria decides take his family to Algeria, his native country. Zak’s daughter, Sara, has refused to accompany him. (France, 2013, France, 27min, Leyla Bouzid, dir., Drama)

HOME AGAIN

homeagain_03In Home Again, three individuals from varying backgrounds come into conflict with recent legislation passed in the U.S., United Kingdom, and Canada: foreign-born persons convicted of criminal offences to be sent back to countries that many have not seen since they were children. As they return to their native home, Jamaica, these people must prove their resilience in largely unfamiliar land and finally discover who they really are. (Jamaica/Trinidad Tobago/Canada, 2012, 104min, Sudz Sutherland, dir., Drama)


8pm NAMES LIVE NOWHERE

FOLLOWED BY Q&A SESSION

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names-live-nowhere-2In this film whose title is a Senegalese proverb, a griot traveling from Dakar to Brussels weaves a tale about African expatriates and offers a candid look at the life of African immigrants in Belgium. Sotigui Kouyate – a real life griot – serves as the storyteller. (Belgium, 1994, 76 min, Dominique Loreau, dir., Docu-Drama)


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Cinéma La Clef

1pm HOME AGAIN

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Home Again-2In Home Again, three individuals from varying backgrounds come into conflict with recent legislation passed in the U.S., United Kingdom, and Canada: foreign-born persons convicted of criminal offences to be sent back to countries that many have not seen since they were children. As they return to their native home, Jamaica, these people must prove their resilience in largely unfamiliar land and finally discover who they really are. (Jamaica/Trinidad Tobago/Canada, 2012, 104min, Sudz Sutherland, dir., Drama)

 


3pm W.A.K.A.

FOLLOWED BY Q&A SESSION

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WAKA-3Mathilde is a waitress in a popular snack bar in the bustling city of Douala, Cameroon. One night, Mathilde’s life turns starkly austere when she is sexually assaulted while returning home from work. She gets pregnant and loses her job. Now, Mathilde must decide whether to terminate her pregnancy or have her assaulter’s child. (Cameroon/France, 2013, 104min, Françoise Ellong, dir., Drama)

 

 

 

 

 


Evening Sponsored by the OIF

5:30pm DEPORTED (EXPULSÉS)

FOLLOWED BY Q&A SESSION + CATERED RECEPTION

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DeportedBeginning in 1996, the United States and Canada has conducted a systematic policy of repatriation of foreign residents who have committed a crime on the nations’ soil. These range from violent crimes to simple convictions for driving while intoxicated or petty theft.

Through a series of portraits, this film gives a voice to offenders from United States or Canada and deported to their country of origin, Haiti, at the end of their prison sentence in North America.

When these individuals return to Port-au-Prince, Haiti—a place most left as a child—a new life begins for these North Americans left in a completely unknown and hostile environment.

Haiti, and more broadly, all the states of the Caribbean and Latin America, suffer acutely from the weight of this re-enforced immigration of a culturally inadequate population. Without family and knowledge of Creole, those deported lack the means to achieve any cultural integration.

The film is built around trips from Haiti, where the deported were followed for three years, and in North America where families have no idea of ​​the new life of their loved one and shared are concerns, complaints and regrets. (Haiti/USA/Canada/France, 2012, , Rachèle Magloire, Chantal Regnault, dir., Documentary)


Comptoir General

8pm TANGO NEGRO, THE AFRICAN ROOTS OF TANGO

(FOLLOWED BY Q&A SESSION)

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Tango Negro.-2Tango Negro explores the expression of African-ness inherent in the dance of the “tango” and the contribution of African cultures to the dance’s creation. Angolan director, Dom Pedro, details the dance’s early cultural significance as a depiction of the social life of captured African slaves and provides an expansive compilation of musical performances and interviews from tango enthusiasts and historians alike. Tango Negro provides a novel insight into the depth of tango’s sub-Saharan African musical influence—a presence that has crossed oceans and endured the tides of forced bondage. (France, 2013, 93 min., Dom Pedro, dir., Documentary)


SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014
Cinéma L’Etoile Lilas

7pm Opening Night Reception

8pm Freedom Summer + Q&A

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Lucernaire

1pm Otomo

3:15pm Democratic Republic of the Congo : Yesterday and Today’ Program

Aïssa

Tango Ya Ba Wendo

Kinshasa Mboka Te

5:30pm Zakaria + Home Again

8pm Names Live Nowhere (débat)

Sunday , September 7, 2014

Cinéma La Clef

1pm Home Again

3pm W.A.K.A. + Q&A

Soirée OIF

5:30pm Deported / Expulsés + Q&A & Reception

Comptoir Général

6:30pm Tango Negro, Les Racines Africaines du Tango + Q&A

 

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