Winner of ADIFF Audience Award for the
Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color
“BARROW: FREEDOM FIGHTER” To Screen The Best of ADIFF!
Friday, Jan. 12 – Sunday, Jan 14, 2018
NEW YORK, December 25, 2017 - The Best of the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) is back from Jan. 12 to 14 with a selection of some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films in ADIFF 2017. Screenings will be held at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Barrow: Freedom Fighter – a biopic about the man who led the struggle for Barbados independence after 300 years of British colonialism – will screen on Sat, Jan. 13 @ 8pm. Marcia Weekes, director of Barrow: Freedom Fighter will receive ADIFF’s 2017 Audience Award for the Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color during the Best of ADIFF. Created in 1995, ADIFF’s Audience Award for the Best Film directed by a Woman of Color is ADIFF homage to the work of women in the context of the festival.
“Barrow: Freedom Fighter is a biopic of major proportions!” says ADIFF Co-Director Dr. Reinaldo Barroso-Spech. “It was very deserving of the award and we are glad that our audience, once again, made a very good choice!”
Past awardees of ADIFF’s Audience Award for the Best Film directed by a Woman of Color originate from many countries. Past winners include Zeinabu Irene Davis Spirits of Rebellion: Black Film at UCLA, USA 2016; Peres Owino, African vs African-American, Kenya/USA 2014; Pratibha Parmar, Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, UK/USA 2013 and Yasmina Adi, Here We Drown Algerians, October 17, 1961, Algeria/France 2012. Films from Puerto Rico, France/Guadeloupe, the USA, Tunisia and Barbados participated in ADIFF 2017 competition.
For more information about the Best of ADIFF, to receive the complete line up, screeners and high resolution images please contact Diarah N’Daw-Spech at (212) 864-1760/ fax (212) 316-6020 or e-mail email@example.com. Festival web site: www.nyadiff.org.
The African Diaspora International Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.
The Best of ADIFF is made possible thanks to the support of the following institutions and individuals: ArtMattan Productions; the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs, Teachers College, Columbia University; The Harlem Community Development Corporation, the New York City Council in the Arts,Consulate General of Barbados at New York and WBAI. ADIFF is a proud member of the Harlem Arts Alliance.
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ABOUT THE AFRICAN DIASPORA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Described by film critic Armond White as “a festival that symbolizes diaspora as more than just anthropology,” ADIFF has managed to increase the presence of independent Afrocentric films from all over the world in the general American specialty movie scene by launching films such as The Tracker by Rolf de Heer (Australia), Kirikou and the Sorceress by Michel Ocelot (France), Gospel Hill by Giancarlo Esposito (USA), Darrat/Dry Season by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad), The First Rasta by Helene Lee (France/Jamaica), The Story of Lovers Rock by Menelik Shabazz (UK) Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story by Yousry Nasrallah (Egypt), and The Pirogue by Moussa Touré among others.
Attracting a wide cross-section of cinephiles and audiences of African-American, Caribbean, African, Latino and European ethnic backgrounds who share a common interest for thought provoking, well crafted, intelligent and entertaining stories about the human experience of people of color, ADIFF is now a national and international event with festivals held in New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, and Paris, France.