Wednesday, 13 April 2011

BLACK AND BLUE IN EUROPE FILM SERIES A Look at the Other Europe


APRIL 29- MAY 1, 2011



Today's Europe is a multiracial, multicultural space. It is a melting pot where African and Caribbean Immigrants-whether they arrived in the 19th, 20th or 21st centuries- and their descendants all shared the common ambition for a better life while mainly facing grave difficulties and injustices.

The "Black and Blue in Europe" film series features a selection of films that explore stories of Black people in Europe.

WHEN: APRIL 29- MAY 1, 2011
WHERE: Teachers College,
Columbia University
525 West 120th Street - Room 263 Macy

Take train 1 to 116th street and walk uptown four blocks. Entrance between Broadway and Amsterdam. Picture ID requested to enter building.


FRIDAY, APRIL 29 @ 6PM

BOMA TERVUREN, THE JOURNEY by Francis Dujardin (Belgium/Congo, 54mins)
The extraordinary and tragic saga of 267 Congolese, brought to Brussels to be exposed at the 1897 World's Fair. Fri, April 29 @ 6:00pm - FREE SCREENING


FRIDAY, APRIL 29 @ 8PM

PLAYING AWAY by Horace Ove (UK, 100mins)
To mark the conclusion of their "Third World Week" celebration, a cricket team in a small English village invites a West Indian cricket team from South London to a charity game. Featuring Norman Beaton Fri, April 29 @ 8pm


SATURDAY, APRIL 30 @ 3:30PM

THE GLASS CEILING by Yamina Benguigui (France/Algeria, 90mins)
Europe's racial make-up is quickly changing. French-Algerian filmmaker Yamina Benguigui is hoping to start a conversation about affirmative action - a policy that does not exist in France today. Sat, April 30 @ 3:30pm


SATURDAY, APRIL 30 @ 5:30PM

BLACK DJU by Pol Cruchten (Luxembourg, 80mins)
From the sea and sun of the Cape Verde Island, it's a very big step to rainy, gloomy, land-locked Luxembourg, but that's the journey 20-year-old Dju Dele Dibonga must take to track down his dad, whose yearly visits and monthly guest worker checks have stopped. Featuring veteran actor Philippe LĂ©otard and introducing singer Cesaria Evora as Dju's mother. Sat, April 30 @ 5:30pm


SATURDAY, APRIL 30 @ 7:30PM


OTOMO by Frieder Schlaisch (Germany, 84mins)
A powerful film portraying institutionalized racism and police brutality, Otomo provides a convincing look at the everyday world of refugees, who are continuously surrounded by tension and insecurity. Based on the true story of Frederic Otomo. Stars Isaach de Bankole (The Limits of Control, Manderlay) Sat, April 30 @ 7:30pm


SUNDAY, MAY 1 @ 1PM


WAALO FENDO by Mohammed Soudani (Switzerland/Senegal, 65mins)
Milan, like Paris or Stuttgart, and like many other European cities, is the theater of the drama of immigration. Demba reconstructs his story and that of his brother Yaro, both Senegalese immigrants in Italy, in a long and fragmentary flashback that begins with Yaro's murder. An immigration story like others but that most people are unaware of. Sun, May 1 @ 1pm


SUNDAY, MAY 1 @ 2:30PM

BURNING AN ILLUSION by Menelik Shabbaz (UK, 107mins)
Burning an Illusion powerfully evokes young Black lifestyles in the London eighties and raises issues of lifestyle choices and personal growth in a racist society. Sun, May 1 @ 2:30pm


SUNDAY, MAY 1 @ 4:30PM


DANCING FOREVER by Christian Faure (France, 90mins)
Based on Marie Do's autobiographical novel, this absorbing movie balances the two dominant factors in its heroine's destiny: her mixed-race heritage and her passion for dance in a consistently upbeat tone that matches its heroine's indomitable spirit. Sun, May 1 @ 4:30pm.


SUNDAY, MAY 1 @ 6:30PM


JOSEPHINE BAKER: BLACK DIVA IN A WHITE MAN'S WORLD by Annette von Wangenheim (Germany/USA, 45mins)
A tender, revealing documentary about one of the most famous and popular performing artists of the 20th century. Sun, May 1 @ 6:30pm.


RECEPTION WILL FOLLOW LAST SCREENING
Join us to share your thoughts and light refreshments

Sugar Hill Beer courtesy of HarlemBrew


Tickets:
FREE 6PM FRIDAY SCREENING
FRIDAY @ 8pm, SATURDAY & SUNDAY:
Weekend pass $20; Day pass $15; $6 per show.

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