4th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival - NCSU
sponsored by Africana Studies and the Africa Project at North Carolina State University


Click Here for Welcome by Festival Host, Dr. Craig C. Brookins


· To educate the NCSU and broader communities about the African Diaspora
· To broaden the understanding of where, what, and whom constitutes the African world 
· To expose the community to a variety of African films
· To enhance the community's appreciation of foreign films
· To contribute to NCSU's embracement of global diversity
All films showing inWitherspoon Cinema @7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Healing Passage Image

Guest Speaker: Filmmaker, S. Pearl Sharp

“The Healing Passage”

Explores paths to healing of the mind, spirit, and community from the residuals of the trans-Atlantic slave trade through the work of present day cultural artists. Among those featured are singers Oscar Brown, Jr. and Ysaye Barnwell (Sweet Honey In the Rock), filmmaker Haile Gerima (Sankofa), sculptor John Outterbridge and visual artists Riua Akinshegun and the lateTom Feelings.


“O Heroi (The Hero)”

Winner, Grand Prize, World Dramatic Competition 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Set in post-independent Angola, the lives of a decorated veteran of the 30-year civil war and a 10-year old orphan come together in hope and healing.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

O Heroi Image

Guest Speaker: African Student Union, NCSU ""

Monday, March 21, 2005

Moolade Image of Children

Guest Speaker: TBA


The latest award winning film from Ousmane Sembene, the "father" of African film. This rousing polemic is directed against the still common practice of female circumcision.

Guest Speaker: Maria Pramaggiore, Ph.D. NCSU
Film Studies

"Kirikou and the Sorceress"

The tiny Kirikou is born into an African village upon which a sorceress has cast a terrible spell. His adventure-filled voyage to rid the village of the curse leads Kirikou to the Forbidden Mountain, where the Wise Man of the Mountain, awaits him. An exciting, beautifully-drawn animation based on a West African myth.


Richard B. Harrison Public Library
Raleigh, NC

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Kirikou Image

Guest Speaker: TBA

Monday, March 28, 2005

Image of Mos Def on set of movie

Guest Speaker: Mrs. Irene Clark, St. Augustine's College

Co-sponsored by the African American Cultural Center

"Something the Lord Made"

A moving story of two men, Vivien Thomas (Mos Def) and Alfred Blalock (Alan Rickman) who defy the rules and start a medical revolution. Blalock is the white, wealthy head of surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Thomas is black and poor, a skilled carpentar whose dream of going to college and becoming a doctor was ruined by the Great Depression although he was naturally gifted with the intuition and dexterity of a great surgeon. Even as they save lives and invent a whole new field of medicine, social pressures threaten to tear them apart.




Summoned to the majestic heights of Kilimanjaro, two women -- one African, one American -- are led by an ancient and mysterious ancestor on a primal journey of spiritual awakening.

Host: Dr. Craig C. Brookins, Africana Studies, NCSU

7:30pm (note special time)

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Image of Maangamizi Film Poster