Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Born Free Film Screening | HIJACK STORIES
6:30 pm
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HIJACK STORIES (Oliver Schmitz, 94 minutes, 2000) The young actor Sox is offered the role as a tsotsi (gangsta) in a TV series that could launch his career.   Although his family roots were in the...
Born Free Film Screening | ZULU LOVE LETTER
6:30 pm
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ZULU LOVE LETTER (Ramadan Suleman, 100 minutes, 2004) Thandeka has flashbacks.  She is a journalist who was imprisoned and tortured by the apartheid regime and is haunted by the memory of witnessing the police assassination...
Film Screening & Discussion | BARE SOLES BARE SOUL
6:30 pm
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BARE SOLES BARE SOUL is a mini-documentary series that reveals intimate experiences of women who have practiced traditional African dances for more than 15 years. These “Intimate Portraits” not only affirm that their lives matter, but...
Born Free Film Screening | TELL ME SWEET SOMETHING
6:30 pm
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TELL ME SWEET SOMETHING (Akin Omotoso, 87 minutes, 2015) Moratiwa owns a bookstore and is a frustrated author trying to finish “The Great African Novel” when she goes to a club and meets Nat, a...
READING | Lorraine Hansberry Theater at MoAD presents BODIES by NoViolet Bulawayo
2:00 pm
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“Bodies” by Zimbabwean writer NoViolet Bulawayo is set in Oakland, CA, against a backdrop of black deaths as a result of excessive use of force by the American police. The play is a meditation on...
Born Free Film Screening | NELSON MANDELA: THE MYTH AND ME
6:30 pm
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NELSON MANDELA: THE MYTH AND ME (Khalo Matabane, 85 minutes, 2013) Documentary filmmaker Khalo Matabane’s frames much of his film in the form of a letter to Nelson Mandela.   Matabane notes that “The truth about...
May 19 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
MoAD Chef-in-Residence Bryant Terry presents ART, MEDIA & FOOD JUSTICE SUMMIT @ Museum of the African Diaspora
8:00 am
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Join MoAD’s Chef-in-Residence for a day of presentations, panel discussions, interactive dialogue, and group strategizing for everyone interested in exploring some of the pressing issues related to public health, food, and justice as well learning...
Born Free Film Screening | STRIKE A ROCK and A RED RIBBON AROUND MY HOUSE
6:30 pm
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A RED RIBBON AROUND MY HOUSE (Portia Rankoane, 26 minutes, 2001) Pinky is a middle aged flamboyant and funny mother who owns a bar. She is also an AIDS activist and community educator who is...
Born Free Film Screening | THE GIANT IS FALLING
6:30 pm
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THE GIANT IS FALLING (Rehad Desai, 77 minutes, 2016) This documentary takes a sweeping look at the big political events of recent years that possibly signify the end of an era in South Africa. Patronage...
AUTHORS IN CONVERSATION | What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons
2:00 pm
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Join us for a conversation about What We Lose, a stunning novel about a young African-American woman coming of age — a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, family and country, from an author of...