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African Diaspora Film Festival in Curaçao 2008
5ème édition

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Celebrate Black Culture during the

5TH ANNUAL AFRICAN DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL-CURACAO



Join us in beautiful Curacao for the 5th Annual Curacao African Diaspora Film Festival featuring the best in film from Africa and the African Diaspora.

ADFF Curacao
TUE, JUNE 24 – TUE, JULY 1, 2008

* Discover Films from Africa and the African Diaspora
* Meet local artists & intellectuals
* Discover the Natural Heritage of the Island
* Learn about the slave revolt of 1795 led by national hero tula
* Drum workshop playing « Tambú »
* « Education in the 21th Century » Panel Discussion
* Festival Closing Cultural Show




DAY 1 – TUESDAY, JUNE 24

Airport transfer. Welcome cocktail reception
7:00PM Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes (USA)


DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25

Morning: HISTORICAL TOUR
Start at the monument called « De-Enchained » at the Rif, the site chosen to hang and bury the enslaved. It is where the heads of two of the most important national heroes of the slave revolt of 1795 – Tula and Carpata – were placed on display on October 3th of that year after they were captured, tortured and executed. During the tour, the events that took place at the time will be discussed. There will be different stops at sites of importance, including the Kas di Pal’i Maishi, a museum that exposes in their original condition the rural dwellings that served as housing to African descendants from times of enslavement till nowadays. The last stop will be the Museum Tula. The exposition on display there « Birth, Death and Rebirth » will visualize rituals and beliefs around birth, death and the philosophy on life of Curacao’s African descendants. Lunch will be provided.

Afternoon – Take a dip in the blue waters of Kenepa, shop, or simply relax.

Evening -ADFF OPENING NIGHT
7:00PM Curacao Premiere screening of The Panman: Rhythm of the Palms (St. Martin) followed by musical show, and reception.

DAY 3 – THURSDAY, JUNE 26

Morning: WALKING TOUR IN WILLEMSTAD
The walking tour will emphasize the growth of the city as a slave deposit center in particular during the 17th and 18th century. Another important aspect within the walking tour is the visualization of the immigration trend at the end of the 19th century in the architecture of the common people. The finishing touch of this tour is a boat trip in the harbour. Lunch at Kas di Kultura
Afternoon – Free time to shop, enjoy the beach or simply relax.

Evening – African Diaspora Film Festival screenings
6:00PM Daratt (Chad)
7:00PM Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes (USA)

8:00PM No Time to Die (Ghana)
DAY 4 – FRIDAY, JUNE 27

Morning: NATURAL HERITAGE TOUR
The tour will take you to the east side of the island, emphasizing its Natural Heritage. The first visit will be Den Dunki, one of the places where the enslaved were temporarily placed, awaiting to be sold to other owners in the Caribbean. Other highlights are a visit to the Botanical Garden with a tea party of natural herbs of Curacao, visit to Fort Beekenburg and a place called Sign Post where local people of the nearby neighborhood have created a Signpost.

Afternoon – Free time to shop, enjoy the beach or simply relax.
Evening – African Diaspora Film Festival screenings

6:00PM Leaders of the Caribbean
program with
Catch a Fire (Jamaica) & Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work (Martinique/Algeria)

7:00PM Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes (USA)

8:00PM Maria Bethania: Music is Perfume (Brazil)

10:00PM No Time to Die (Ghana)

DAY 5 – SATURDAY, JUNE 28
Morning: SCREENING & PANEL
9:30AM Adios Momo (Uruguay) + Education in the 21st Century panel discussion
A dialogue on education in the 21 century can enlighten both visitors of the ADFF as the local population, taken their educational concerns as point of departure. Film as an educational tool within the education system will be highlighted during this encounter.
Afternoon & Evening – African Diaspora Film Festival screenings

2:00PM The Desert Ark (Algeria)

4:00PM Leaders of the Caribbean
program with
Catch a Fire (Jamaica) & Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work (Martinique/Algeria)

6:00PM The Panman: Rhythm of the Palms (St. Martin)

7:00PM Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes (USA)

8:00PM Daratt (Chad)

DAY 6 – SUNDAY, JUNE 29

Morning: MUSICAL HERITAGE
The visitor will learn during the morning session three types of music, songs and music instruments, namely the tambu, the seú and the zumbi music. All 3 types of music originate in Africa.

Afternoon – African Diaspora Film Festival screenings
2:00PM The Desert Ark (Algeria)

4:00PM Maria Bethania: Music is Perfume (Brazil)
Evening – African Diaspora Film Festival Close
6:00PM ADFF Closing Event
The House of Culture will offer all guests a folklore show as a farewell gift. The closing ceremony of the African Diaspora Film Festival is integrated in the program.
* Welcome
* Story telling in Papiamento and English
* Rhythmic Poetry, including poems of national poet Elis Juliana
* Tambú music
* Dance show
* Closing remarks by directors of ADFF

DAY 7 – MONDAY, JUNE 30

Morning: LOCAL ART TOUR
The first stop is at Adriana’s Academy for Arts & Sciences. Students of the academy will talk about their art and visitors can admire Adriana’s paintings. Landhuis Bloemhof is the next visit. At this museum and art gallery there is a guided tour and opportunity to admire local art. An audiovisual lecture will be set on some of Curacao’s finest self-taught artists. The last stop is the art gallery of the well-known artist Yubi Kirindongo (sculpture).
Afternoon & Evening – Free time to shop, enjoy the beach or simply relax.

DAY 8 – TUESDAY, JULY 1
Breakfast survey, give us your feedback. Last shopping opporturnity. Afternoon transfer to airport.

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The African Diaspora Film Festival Curacao is sponsored by
ArtMattan Productions and the Curacao Tourist Board.