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NYADIFF 2017 - Saturday, Dec. 9th

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Teachers College, Columbia University

525 W 120th St

New York, NY 10027

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Every Cook Can Govern: Documenting the life, impact & works of CLR James

NY PREMIERE
SAT, Dec. 9 @ 1pm – TC Chapel

This historical tour-de-force interweaves never-before-seen footage of C.L.R. James with personal contributions from those who knew him. This documentary also presents an astute historical and political analysis from leading scholars of his work. Crowd-funded, crowd-featured and crowd-filmed, this unique production lifts the lid on the life of a tireless, fearless and uncompromising revolutionary. Directed by Ceri Dingle and Rob Harris, UK, 2016, Documentary, 121 min, English.

Malcolm X: An Overwhelming Influence on the Black Power Movement!

WORLD PREMIERE
WED, Dec 6 @ 8:30 – TC Chapel
SAT, Dec. 9 @ 3:30 – TC Chapel

This documentary looks at Brother Malcolm's early life and at the legacy of his powerful work in the historic struggles of freedom, justice and equality for blacks in America through the eyes of family, comrades and major civil rights figures. Many people in the film have never been publicly interviewed before and share very close, intimate and critical moments of their work with Malcolm from the ups and downs to the very last moments of his life. Directed by Thomas Muhammad, USA, 2017, Documentary, 92 min, English.

The Art of the Journey - The Ben Jones Story

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SAT, Dec. 9 @ 6:00pm – The Chapel TC

New Jersey born Artist, Activist, Professor Ben Jones has used his art to bring awareness to the plight of people throughout the world, with a strong concentration on the struggles of the people of Cuba. Born in 1940 in the City of Paterson, NJ, Ben's consciousness began to develop EARLY as a Social Activist. His art began to express the conditions and social climate of his time. Over the years, his artwork began to broaden, bringing awareness to environmental disasters as in the BP Oil Spill and also to the revolutionary struggles of the people of Cuba. This documentary is an educational tool for many of our youth, as well as adults to use as an example of what it means to represent something greater than oneself. Ben Jones is the epitome of the mantra, 'Leave More Than You Take. Directed by Willliam M.Barbee, Cuba/ South africa, USA, 2016, Documentary, 32 min English.


Winnie

FRI, Dec. 8 @ 8:30 pm – TC 179 GD
SAT, Dec. 9 @ 8:30 pm – TC Chapel

Supremely controversial, Winnie Mandela has been labeled a woman condemned for her radical role in the liberation of her South African people under apartheid. While her husband, Nelson Mandela, remained sec2017 urely jailed for 27 years, Winnie brushed the patriarchy aside to fight on the front line and take uncompromising steps to inspire an uprising. While Nelson was remembered as a hero, Winnie was demonized in the global medial. Filmmaker Pascale Lamche paints a complex portrait of Winnie Mandela: the woman, the paradox, both exalted and villainized in the eyes of history. Using rich, unseen archival footage and interviews with intimate comrades, Lamche unravels the tale of cause and effect by which Winnie was taken down. Directed by Pascale Lamche, France/Netherlands/SouthAfrica, Documentary, 98 min, English.

The First Rasta

SAT, Dec. 9 @ 2pm –TC 179GD

Thirty Five years after Bob Marley's death, it is time to pay tribute to Leonard Percival Howell, The First Rasta. At the beginning of the last century, the young Leonard Percival Howell (1893- 1981) left Jamaica, became a sailor and traveled the world. On his way, he chanced upon all the ideas that stirred his time. From Bolshevism to New Thought, from Gandhi to Anarchism, from Garveyism to psychoanalysis, he sought to find his promised land. With this cocktail of ideas Leonard "Gong" Howell returned to Jamaica and founded Pinnacle, the first Rasta community. Dir. Hélène Lee, France/Jamaica, 2011, 90 min, Doc, English.

Kingston Crossroads

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SAT, Dec. 9th @ 4:00pm – TC 179GD

An exciting and intimate journey through one of the world’s most diverse and controversial cities, Kingston, the capital of Jamaica. Kingston Crossroads is a snapshot of the country’s current social and political situation, told through the personal perspectives of several fascinating Jamaicans. At the crossroads of the title, old and young generations, unique storylines and inspiring visions meet. Directed by Oliver Becker, Jonas Schaul, Jamaica/ Germany, 2016, Documentary, 72 min, English.

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