African Film Festival: 50 years of African Cinema and the African Union
Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
New York, NY
African Film Festival, Inc. and Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture are proud to present their annual Black History Month film screening.
Twilight Revelations: Episodes in the Life & Times of Emperor Haile Selassie is 58-minute documentary that explores and analyzes watershed events during the reign of the Ethiopian emperor. Using a wealth of archival footage and photographs, Twilight reexamines the imperial administration through the eyes of numerous individuals who played important roles in the monarchy. The featured witnesses include attorneys, ministers of education, information and planning, a general, a Supreme Court justice, members of the royal family, the Emperor’s favorite pilot, parliamentarians, high-ranking civil servants, and members of the imperial household. The observations and narratives of these individuals shed new light on the personality, leadership style and humanity of the last and final Ethiopian emperor. For more information, visit www.africanfilmny.org or call (212) 352-1720.
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.
Each Friday in February, we’ll spotlight a special item from the collection. This year, we're taking inspiration from our brand new exhibition, Motown: The Truth Is A Hit with a music theme. Learn fascinating Black History Month facts and be entered to win tickets to Motown: The Musical on Broadway! Sign up here
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