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African Diaspora Film Festival 2004
2e édition à Chicago –

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The 2nd Annual Chicago African Diaspora Film Festival (ADFF) will be held at the Facets Cinémathèque, in collaboration with ArtMattan Productions and ADFF, Inc., from June 11-17.

During the African Diaspora Film Festival, people from diverse races, nationalities and backgrounds come together to enjoy important cinematic works of creativity, intellectual expansion, identity, and equality. In this world there are no boundaries around people because they are embraced in a universal understanding of humanity. Local audiences will have the rare opportunity to discover the fascinating stories that celebrate life, as well as the ongoing challenges of human beings who successfully navigate the realities of living in the modern world.

Included this year are such challenging films as « Ava and Gabriel », a stark look at racial intolerance, « The Other World », a very personal story about a young woman’s search for truth, and many other films, including the extraordinary film « Borders », which follows the trials of a group of African immigrants as they make their way towards Europe. The Opening Night Film, « Women’s Love », is an entertaining comedy by young Egyptian filmmaker Khaled El Hagar.

The ADFF is an opportunity to showcase talented and visionary filmmakers whose works are a part of the global Black experience. For a full schedule, visit http://www.nyadff.org/ChicagoADFF.htm and purchase Advance Tickets at: http://www.ticketweb.com/user/?region==chicago&query==schedule&venue=úcetsci nema



THE TRACKER back in NY!

WHEN: July 30 to August 12

WHERE: Anthology Film Archives – NY http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/

ArtMattan Productions is pleased to announce, in collaboration with Anthology Film Archives, a two-week theatrical release of three of its new films, from July 30 to August 12:

THE TRACKER – This powerful drama set in the Australian outback starring multiple award winning aboriginal actor David Gulpilil (The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, Rabbit-Proof Fence) will return to NY by popular demand after a brief release of just five full days at the Cinema Village in January 2004. THE TRACKER, which is now enjoying a successful theatrical run all over the country, will screen daily at Anthology Film Archives from July 30 to August 12. Visit http://www.AfricanFilm.com to obtain a list of the theaters and cities where the Tracker is currently playing.

TASUMA, THE FIGHTER – This story of a World War II veteran in pursuit of his well-deserved military pension is currently enjoying a great success in theaters in West Africa including Burkina Faso, Mali, Benin and Cameroon. The release of TASUMA at Anthology Film Archives will mark the first ever simultaneous release of a popular home-grown African film on the Continent and in the USA!

THE OTHER WORLD – This heart-breaking romantic action-drama set in « Fundamentalism-torn modern Algeria » (Variety) by Merzak Allouache (Salut Cousin, Bab El-Oued City) tells the story of Yasmine Hattou, a young French-Algerian who goes to Algiers in search of her fiancée and discovers another world filled with violence where death is ever- present. THE OTHER WORLD has screened in national and international film festivals such as:The African Diaspora Film Festival, the Pan African Film Festival, the Montreal World Film Festival, The Rio Film Festival, and The Rotterdam Film Festival among others and will now enjoy its first US theatrical premiere at Anthology Film Archives from August 6 to August 12

English

The 2nd Annual Chicago African Diaspora Film Festival (ADFF) will be held at the Facets Cinémathèque, in collaboration with ArtMattan Productions and ADFF, Inc., from June 11-17.

During the African Diaspora Film Festival, people from diverse races, nationalities and backgrounds come together to enjoy important cinematic works of creativity, intellectual expansion, identity, and equality. In this world there are no boundaries around people because they are embraced in a universal understanding of humanity. Local audiences will have the rare opportunity to discover the fascinating stories that celebrate life, as well as the ongoing challenges of human beings who successfully navigate the realities of living in the modern world.

Included this year are such challenging films as « Ava and Gabriel », a stark look at racial intolerance, « The Other World », a very personal story about a young woman’s search for truth, and many other films, including the extraordinary film « Borders », which follows the trials of a group of African immigrants as they make their way towards Europe. The Opening Night Film, « Women’s Love », is an entertaining comedy by young Egyptian filmmaker Khaled El Hagar.

The ADFF is an opportunity to showcase talented and visionary filmmakers whose works are a part of the global Black experience. For a full schedule, visit http://www.nyadff.org/ChicagoADFF.htm and purchase Advance Tickets at: http://www.ticketweb.com/user/?region==chicago&query==schedule&venue=úcetsci nema



THE TRACKER back in NY!

WHEN: July 30 to August 12

WHERE: Anthology Film Archives – NY http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/

ArtMattan Productions is pleased to announce, in collaboration with Anthology Film Archives, a two-week theatrical release of three of its new films, from July 30 to August 12:

THE TRACKER – This powerful drama set in the Australian outback starring multiple award winning aboriginal actor David Gulpilil (The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, Rabbit-Proof Fence) will return to NY by popular demand after a brief release of just five full days at the Cinema Village in January 2004. THE TRACKER, which is now enjoying a successful theatrical run all over the country, will screen daily at Anthology Film Archives from July 30 to August 12. Visit http://www.AfricanFilm.com to obtain a list of the theaters and cities where the Tracker is currently playing.

TASUMA, THE FIGHTER – This story of a World War II veteran in pursuit of his well-deserved military pension is currently enjoying a great success in theaters in West Africa including Burkina Faso, Mali, Benin and Cameroon. The release of TASUMA at Anthology Film Archives will mark the first ever simultaneous release of a popular home-grown African film on the Continent and in the USA!

THE OTHER WORLD – This heart-breaking romantic action-drama set in « Fundamentalism-torn modern Algeria » (Variety) by Merzak Allouache (Salut Cousin, Bab El-Oued City) tells the story of Yasmine Hattou, a young French-Algerian who goes to Algiers in search of her fiancée and discovers another world filled with violence where death is ever- present. THE OTHER WORLD has screened in national and international film festivals such as:The African Diaspora Film Festival, the Pan African Film Festival, the Montreal World Film Festival, The Rio Film Festival, and The Rotterdam Film Festival among others and will now enjoy its first US theatrical premiere at Anthology Film Archives from August 6 to August 12