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KIDflix FILM FEST!

HISTORY

The KIDflix Film Fest of Bed-Stuy!, the first annual public program of the newly founded Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), debuted in 2000, when our Museum’s founder, Laurie Cumbo saw an intense need in the community of Bedford-Stuyvesant for arts programming that both exposed children to exceptional art, and also depicted positive reflections of the African Diasporan heritage these Brooklyn neighborhoods are famous for. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]The KIDflix Film Fest! is the longest-running kids’ film festival in Brooklyn. Presented by MoCADA since 2000, this annual, interactive program offers kids and their families access to a free, outdoor film screening every Friday night in the month of August. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]The KIDflix Film Fest! aims to showcase African Diasporan films of the highest quality in order to expose children and adults to the art of film, as well as to a variety of complex and engaging stories of African Diasporan people that are sorely lacking in mainstream media. KIDflix achieves these goals by offering free, outdoor screenings in the heart of Central Brooklyn communities including Bedford-Stuyvesant and Fort Greene.

The festival’s biggest highlight is its closing event, which always includes a Sing & Dance-Along presentation of The Wiz, featuring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson, and a costume contest, free popcorn, live performances, free face painting, and more. In addition to film screenings, KIDflix also features live performances, face painting, and whenever possible, post-screening Q&As with the filmmakers. It is important that children not only see people who look like them on the screen, but that they also see and hear from the people behind the cameras.

Over the years, The KIDflix Film Fest has introduced thousands of children and adults to exceptional films of the African Diaspora. The free, family-friendly program has screened award-winning films such as Amandla!, Brooklyn Castle, Sounder, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, and War Dance, featured internationally renowned performance groups such as Creative Outlet Dance Theater, and hosted talks with exciting emerging filmmakers such as Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty). [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_separator][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_tta_tabs][vc_tta_section title="2023" tab_id="2023"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="19488" img_size="large"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][edgtf_section_title type=”standard” skin=”” position=”” title_tag=”” title_text_transform=”” title_underscore=”yes” title_underscore_skin=”” disable_break_words=”no” title=”Remixed”][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]

Inspired by the theme Remixed, the 2023 season of the festival will run from August 18 – September 1, 2023!
 
Remixed‘ explores alternative and expansive ways of existing in our daily lives that aren’t highlighted in mainstream media or culture. The year’s films spotlight stories that uplift children’s desire for agency/autonomy, healthy familial relationships (chosen or biological), and cultural exchange. 

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PARTNERS
The KIDflix Film Fest! 2023 is made possible thanks to the generous contributions of:

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[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Friday, August 25 @ 7-10PM  (RAIN DATE: Same Date at MoCADA, 80 Hanson Pl)

LOCATION: Lincoln Terrace Park, E. New York Ave, Brooklyn 11213
SCREENING TIME: Sunset, 7:40PM
AGES: 13+

FILM: Crooklyn (USA, 1994)
DIRECTOR: Spike Lee
LANGUAGE: In English
RUNNING TIME: 1hour 55minutes

SYNOPSIS: As her teacher mother, Carolyn (Alfre Woodard), and her jazz musician father, Woody (Delroy Lindo), worry over monthly bills, grade-schooler student Troy Carmichael (Zelda Harris) banters and bonds with her four brothers. Against her will, Troy is sent to her aunt’s southern home for a summer visit, but when she returns to her bustling Brooklyn neighborhood, she learns that a family member is gravely ill. Already mature, Troy is forced to face to some very grown-up facts about life and loss.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_btn title="RSVP" color="turquoise" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eventbrite.com%2Fe%2F699339091047%3Faff%3Doddtdtcreator|title:RSVP|target:_blank"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_separator][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]** Postponed to Saturday, August 26th at 12-2PM *

LOCATION: MoCADA, 80 Hanson Place Brooklyn 11217
SCREENING TIME: 12:30pm
AGES: 6+

FILM: Minga and the Broken Spoon (Cameroon, 2017)
DIRECTOR: Claye Edou
LANGUAGE: In English
RUNNING TIME: 1hour 20minutes

SYNOPSIS: A charming animation for the entire family, this African fable tells the story of Minga, an orphaned girl living with her stepmother Mami Kaba and her stepsister Abena. One day, when she washes the dishes in the river, she accidentally brakes a spoon. A furious MamiKaba chases her away from the house, asking her to find the only identical spoon hidden by her late mother. An adventurous journey then begins for Minga in the forest.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_btn title="RSVP" color="turquoise" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eventbrite.com%2Fe%2Fkidflix-film-festival-presents-minga-and-the-broken-spoon-tickets-699326152347%3Faff%3Doddtdtcreator|title:RSVP|target:_blank"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_separator][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Friday, September 1 @ 7-10PM (RAIN DATE: Same Date at MoCADA, 80 Hanson Pl)

** COSTUME PARTY + SCREENING! + PRIZES **

LOCATION: Herbert Von King Park (ampitheater), 670 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn 11216
SCREENING TIME: Sunset, 7:28PM
AGES: 6+

FILM: The Wiz (USA, 1978)
DIRECTOR: Sidney Lumet
LANGUAGE: In English
RUNNING TIME: 2hours 16minutes

SYNOPSIS: Dorothy, a twenty-four-year-old kindergarten teacher born, raised, and still working in Harlem, is celebrating Thanksgiving with her extended family, but she doesn’t seem to be thankful for much in life. She lives a self-imposed sheltered life; she is shy and unfulfilled. Things change for her when she is caught in a snowstorm while chasing after her dog, Toto. They are transported to the mysterious Land of Oz, where she is informed that the only possible way to find her way back home is through the assistance of the powerful wizard in the Emerald City.

© 2020 Universal City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_btn title="RSVP" color="turquoise" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eventbrite.com%2Fe%2F699343183287%3Faff%3Doddtdtcreator|title:RSVP|target:_blank"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="2022" tab_id="2022"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="18164" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][edgtf_section_title type=”standard” skin=”” position=”” title_tag=”” title_text_transform=”” title_underscore=”yes” title_underscore_skin=”” disable_break_words=”no” title=”Sankofa: Back to the Future”][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Brooklyn’s longest running film festival for kids is baaaack! Inspired by the theme Sankofa: Back to the Future, the 2022 season of KIDflix Film festival celebrates the power of our collective past to propel us forward.

Screening every Friday in August from the 5-26th, this year’s selection of family-friendly films (ages 6+) are inspired by Afrofuturism, sci-fi, intergenerational tales and fables, and more.

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PARTNERS
The KIDflix Film Fest! 2022 is made possible thanks to the generous contributions of:

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[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Friday, August 12 @ 6-9PM (Film starts at Sunset)

LOCATION: Fulton Park, 70 Chauncey Street between Lewis and Stuyvesant Avenues 
AGES: 6+

SHORT FILM: Afro Algorithms (America, 2022)
DIRECTOR: Anatola Araba
LANGUAGE: In English 
RUNNING TIME: 14minutes

SYNOPSIS: This 3D animated short film in the Afrofuturist genre explores the topics of AI and bias. In a distant future, an artificial intelligence named Aero is inaugurated as the world’s first AI ruler. But Aero soon learns that important worldviews are missing from her databank, including the experiences of the historically marginalized and oppressed. 

 

FEATURE FILM: Little (America, 2019)
DIRECTOR: Tina Gordon
LANGUAGE: In English 
RUNNING TIME: 1hour 49minutes

SYNOPSIS: Jordan is a take-no-prisoners tech mogul who torments her long-suffering assistant, April, and the rest of her employees on a daily basis. She soon faces an unexpected threat to her personal life and career when she magically transforms into a 13-year-old version of herself right before a do-or-die presentation. Jordan will now need to rely on April more than ever — if April is willing to stop treating Jordan like a 13-year-old child who has an attitude problem.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_separator][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Friday, August 19 @ 6-9PM (Film starts at Sunset)

LOCATION: Herbert Von King Park, 670 Lafayette Ave @ Tompkins Ave
AGES: 13+

SHORT FILM: Into the Woods (Nigeria, 2022)
DIRECTOR: Critics Company
LANGUAGE: In English 
RUNNING TIME: 29minutes

SYNOPSIS: Follow three teenagers’ journey into a community forest on a quest to find diamonds in a forbidden temple that no one has ever seen only heard of. The scare and hunt begin when the forest begins to haunt them. Will they ever get out?

 

FEATURE FILM: Lady Buckit and the Motley Mopsters (Nigeria, 2020)
DIRECTOR: Bisi Adetayo
LANGUAGE: In English 
RUNNING TIME: 1hour 20minutes

SYNOPSIS: A precocious, self absorbed little girl finds herself in wildly unfamiliar territory. There, she encounters a band of highly unusual characters who change the course of her destiny.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_separator][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Friday, August 26 @ 6-9PM (Film Starts at Sunset)

LOCATION: Herbert Von King Park, 670 Lafayette Ave @ Tompkins Ave 
AGES: 6+

SHORT FILM: Begho (Ghana, 2021)
DIRECTOR: Daniel Kumah and Victoria Aryee
LANGUAGE: In English 
RUNNING TIME: 7minutes 19seconds

SYNOPSIS: A little girl named Kasi arrives with her uncle in another country, only to discover a market with different offerings. Begho, an ancient market city in pre-colonial Ghana, West Africa during the 11th and 18th centuries, sits at the crossroads of several trade routes. 

 

FEATURE FILM: Adama (France, 2015)
DIRECTOR: Simon Rouby
LANGUAGE: In French with English subtitles
RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 22minutes

SYNOPSIS: In 1916, 12-year-old Adama lives in an isolated village in West Africa. One evening his older brother Samba disappears. Defying the wishes of his elders, Adama sets off to find him. A quest which takes him over the sea, northwards, to the front line in Verdun.

REGISTER TO WATCH ADAMA ONLINE FOR FREE NOW[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_separator][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Friday, September 9 @ 6-9PM (Film Starts at Sunset)

LOCATION: Herbert Von King Park, 670 Lafayette Ave @ Tompkins Ave
AGES: 6+

** COSTUME PARTY + SCREENING! **

FILM: The Wiz (USA, 1978)
DIRECTOR: Sidney Lumet
LANGUAGE: In English
RUNNING TIME: 2hours 16minutes

SYNOPSIS: Dorothy, a twenty-four-year-old kindergarten teacher born, raised, and still working in Harlem, is celebrating Thanksgiving with her extended family, but she doesn’t seem to be thankful for much in life. She lives a self-imposed sheltered life; she is shy and unfulfilled. Things change for her when she is caught in a snowstorm while chasing after her dog, Toto. They are transported to the mysterious Land of Oz, where she is informed that the only possible way to find her way back home is through the assistance of the powerful wizard in the Emerald City.

© 2020 Universal City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="2021" tab_id="1692124064520-1753674d-a30d"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="17238" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][edgtf_section_title type=”standard” skin=”” position=”” title_tag=”” title_text_transform=”” title_underscore=”yes” title_underscore_skin=”” disable_break_words=”no” title=”Up, Up and Asé!”][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Inspired by the theme Up, Up, and Asé, the 2021 season of the festival will run from August 20 – September 17, 2021!

 
Asé is the divine force, energy, and power incarnate in the world. The power to make things happen and produce change. Olodumare gives asé to everything, including inanimate objects. Asé is the power behind all things in the universe. It enables people to find balance in life. The orishas are bearers of asé.

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_separator][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner disable_element="yes"][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_separator][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]YOUTH FILMMAKERS OPEN CALL

 

Are you a youth filmmaker who identifies as being a part of the African diaspora between the ages of 14-26? If so, we want you!

MoCADA is calling all youth filmmakers to submit their films for possible inclusion in this year’s KIDflix Film Festival. Films must be centered on culture, art, community or social justice, and no longer than 20 minutes maximum. Selected films will be screened during the festival and/or on MoCADA.org.

 

Deadline for film submissions is August 1st.

 

SUBMIT NOW

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PARTNERS
The KIDflix Film Fest! 2021 is made possible thanks to the generous contributions of:

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Friends of Jackie Robinson Park Playground

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MUSIC PLAYLIST

We created a KIDflix Music Playlist with songs inspired by each of this season’s films. Just press play to listen on Spotify. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_raw_html]JTBBJTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZvcGVuLnNwb3RpZnkuY29tJTJGZW1iZWQlMkZwbGF5bGlzdCUyRjVERmxCWHZSMldGb3AzSHBSWjV0dUolMjIlMjB3aWR0aCUzRCUyMjEwMCUyNSUyMiUyMGhlaWdodCUzRCUyMjM4MCUyMiUyMGZyYW1lQm9yZGVyJTNEJTIyMCUyMiUyMGFsbG93dHJhbnNwYXJlbmN5JTNEJTIydHJ1ZSUyMiUyMGFsbG93JTNEJTIyZW5jcnlwdGVkLW1lZGlhJTIyJTNFJTNDJTJGaWZyYW1lJTNF[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_separator][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

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Friday, August 12 @ 6-9PM (Film starts at Sunset)
Fulton Park, 70 Chauncey Street between Lewis and Stuyvesant Avenues 
AGES: 6+

SHORT FILM: Afro Algorithms (America, 2022)
DIRECTOR: Anatola Araba
LANGUAGE: In English 
RUNNING TIME: 14minutes

SYNOPSIS: This 3D animated short film in the Afrofuturist genre explores the topics of AI and bias. In a distant future, an artificial intelligence named Aero is inaugurated as the world’s first AI ruler. But Aero soon learns that important worldviews are missing from her databank, including the experiences of the historically marginalized and oppressed. 

 

FEATURE FILM: Little (America, 2019)
DIRECTOR: Tina Gordon
LANGUAGE: In English 
RUNNING TIME: 1hour 49minutes

SYNOPSIS: Jordan is a take-no-prisoners tech mogul who torments her long-suffering assistant, April, and the rest of her employees on a daily basis. She soon faces an unexpected threat to her personal life and career when she magically transforms into a 13-year-old version of herself right before a do-or-die presentation. Jordan will now need to rely on April more than ever — if April is willing to stop treating Jordan like a 13-year-old child who has an attitude problem.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_separator][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]

Friday, August 19 @ 6-9PM (Film starts at Sunset)
Herbert Von King Park, 670 Lafayette Ave @ Tompkins Ave
AGES: 13+

SHORT FILM: Into the Woods (Nigeria, 2022)
DIRECTOR: Critics Company
LANGUAGE: In English 
RUNNING TIME: 29minutes

SYNOPSIS: Follow three teenagers’ journey into a community forest on a quest to find diamonds in a forbidden temple that no one has ever seen only heard of. The scare and hunt begin when the forest begins to haunt them. Will they ever get out?

 

FEATURE FILM: Lady Buckit and the Motley Mopsters (Nigeria, 2020)
DIRECTOR: Bisi Adetayo
LANGUAGE: In English 
RUNNING TIME: 1hour 20minutes

SYNOPSIS: A precocious, self absorbed little girl finds herself in wildly unfamiliar territory. There, she encounters a band of highly unusual characters who change the course of her destiny.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_separator][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]

Friday, August 26 @ 6-9PM (Film Starts at Sunset)
Herbert Von King Park, 670 Lafayette Ave @ Tompkins Ave 
AGES: 6+

SHORT FILM: Begho (Ghana, 2021)
DIRECTOR: Daniel Kumah and Victoria Aryee
LANGUAGE: In English 
RUNNING TIME: 7minutes 19seconds

SYNOPSIS: A little girl named Kasi arrives with her uncle in another country, only to discover a market with different offerings. Begho, an ancient market city in pre-colonial Ghana, West Africa during the 11th and 18th centuries, sits at the crossroads of several trade routes. 

 

FEATURE FILM: Adama (France, 2015)
DIRECTOR: Simon Rouby
LANGUAGE: In French with English subtitles
RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 22minutes

SYNOPSIS: In 1916, 12-year-old Adama lives in an isolated village in West Africa. One evening his older brother Samba disappears. Defying the wishes of his elders, Adama sets off to find him. A quest which takes him over the sea, northwards, to the front line in Verdun.

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Friday, September 9 @ 6-9PM (Film Starts at Sunset)
Location: Herbert Von King Park, 670 Lafayette Ave @ Tompkins Ave
AGES: 6+

** COSTUME PARTY + SCREENING! **

FILM: The Wiz (USA, 1978)
DIRECTOR: Sidney Lumet
LANGUAGE: In English
RUNNING TIME: 2hours 16minutes

SYNOPSIS: Dorothy, a twenty-four-year-old kindergarten teacher born, raised, and still working in Harlem, is celebrating Thanksgiving with her extended family, but she doesn’t seem to be thankful for much in life. She lives a self-imposed sheltered life; she is shy and unfulfilled. Things change for her when she is caught in a snowstorm while chasing after her dog, Toto. They are transported to the mysterious Land of Oz, where she is informed that the only possible way to find her way back home is through the assistance of the powerful wizard in the Emerald City.

© 2020 Universal City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Nothing can stop our ability to dream, to build, and to inspire our community. While we remain indoors this season, let’s envision our future. What we think is impossible, can be made real through our belief in ourselves and our determination to our vision.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_separator][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]COVID RESTRICTIONS

Due to COVID-19 and the impact on our community, this year’s KIDflix Film festival will be completely virtual (no outdoor activities).

See the full schedule below  + explore our KIDflix dedicated zine, which offers kids fun supplementary activities inspired by this year’s films. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_separator][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

PARTNERS
The KIDflix Film Fest! 2020 was made possible thanks to the generous contributions of:

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KIDflix ACTIVITY BOOK

To further inspire our youth, we’ve created a KIDflix Activity guide for you or your child to enjoy, that offers a fun activity inspired by each film presented in this year’s festival. Get started on the word search, maze, Madlibs, song lyrics, and other puzzles, before, after, and/or while you watch the film. 

 

Just click the arrow to start flipping pages. Click the dotted square in the right-hand corner to view in full screen. Click the arrow pointing down in the left-hand corner to download your activity book to print later. And be sure to click the links inside the activity book to play the games that are available virtually. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_separator][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

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The Wiz (USA, 1978)

DIRECTOR: Sidney Lumet
LANGUAGE: In English
RUNNING TIME: 2h 16m

SYNOPSIS: Dorothy, a twenty-four-year-old kindergarten teacher born, raised, and still working in Harlem, is celebrating Thanksgiving with her extended family, but she doesn’t seem to be thankful for much in life. She lives a self-imposed sheltered life; she is shy and unfulfilled. Things change for her when she is caught in a snowstorm while chasing after her dog, Toto. They are transported to the mysterious Land of Oz, where she is informed that the only possible way to find her way back home is through the assistance of the powerful wizard in the Emerald City.

© 2020 Universal City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

STREAMING DATES: September 22 – September 25

 

Thanks for Watching!

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The Little Girl Who Sold The Sun (Sénégal, 1999)

DIRECTOR: Djibril Diop Mambéty
LANGUAGE: In Wolof with English subtitles  
RUNNING TIME: 45m

SYNOPSIS: Sili is a pre-teenage girl who moves about with crutches because of polio, decides to take her destiny in her own hands when she is taunted by the local boys. Will she become an unstoppable force?

STREAMING DATES: September 21 at 12pm EST  – September 22 at 11:59am (24 hours only)

THANKS FOR WATCHING

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Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (United Arab Emirates, 2015)

DIRECTORS: Ayman Jamal and Khurram Alavi
LANGUAGE: In English
RUNNING TIME: 1hr 45m

SYNOPSIS: Over 1,000 years ago, a boy with dreams of being a great warrior and his sister were abducted and taken to a faraway land. Growing up in a world of greed and injustice, he finds the courage to make a change.

STREAMING DATES: September 17 – September 20

THANKS FOR WATCHING!

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Africa United (Rwanda/UK, 2010)

DIRECTOR: Debs Paterson
LANGUAGE: In English
RUNNING TIME: 1h 30m

SYNOPSIS: Africa United tells the extraordinary story of three Rwandan children and their bid to achieve their lifelong dream to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2010 Football World Cup in Johannesburg.

STREAMING DATES: Now – September 18

THANKS FOR WATCHING!

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Subira (Kenya, 2018)

DIRECTOR: Ravneet Chadha 
LANGUAGE: In Swahili with English subtitles
RUNNING TIME: 1h 39m

SYNOPSIS: Subira is based on an award-winning 2007 short of the same name. Brenda Wairimu stars as the free-spirited titular character, who struggles to live out her dream of swimming in the ocean, against local customs and an arranged marriage. The film addresses thoroughly modern African social issues.

STREAMING DATES: September 5 – September 9

THANKS FOR WATCHING!

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Soul Boy (Kenya, 2010)

DIRECTORS: Hawa Essuman and Tom Tykwer
LANGUAGE: In Swahili with English subtitles
RUNNING TIME: 61m

SYNOPSIS: 14-year-old Abila lives with his parents in Kibera, one of the largest slums in East Africa. One morning, he discovers his father is ill and delirious, because he has gambled his soul away in the company of a spiritual woman. To rescue his father, Abila sets about looking for the woman. She gives Abila seven challenging tasks to save his father’s lost soul, or else.

STREAMING DATES: September 1 – September 5

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Supa Modo (Kenya, 2018)

DIRECTOR: Likarion Wainaina 
LANGUAGE: In Swahili with English subtitles
RUNNING TIME: 1h 14m

SYNOPSIS: Jo, a witty 9-year old terminally ill girl is taken back to her rural village to live out the rest of her short life. Her only comfort during these dull times are her dreams of being a Superhero, which prove to be something her rebellious teenage sister Mwix, overprotective mother Kathryn and the entire village of Maweni think they can fulfill.

STREAMING DATES: August 28 – September 1

THANKS FOR WATCHING!

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