Films: Kinshasa Symphony

Director: Claus Wischmann and Martin Baer Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo and Germany Year: 2010 Running Time: 95 min Language: French and Lingala Picture 200 musicians playing Beethoven’s Ninth in the Congo! The film follows West Africa’s only symphonic orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste of Kinshasa, as it prepares for its first open air concert […]

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About The Director: Claus Wischmann

Biography: Claus Wischmann is an author, director, and executive director at Sounding Images. After studying the piano, he wrote and directed over 40 documentaries and television features; he has also recorded concerts and made documentary portraits. His films have been shown at prestigious international festivals and have won awards such as the American Golden Eagle […]

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About The Director: Martin Baer

Biography: Martin Baer is a cinematographer, author, and director. He has made television features and documentaries and has also filmed many opera productions, concerts, and stage plays. As an author, director, and cinematographer, his documentaries mainly focus on historical topics and on Africa. Additionally, Martin Baer is the author of several texts about Africa’s history. […]

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About The Director: Martin Baer and Claus Wischmann

Biography: Martin Baer is a cinematographer, author, and director. He has made television features and documentaries and has also filmed many opera productions, concerts, and stage plays. As an author, director, and cinematographer, his documentaries mainly focus on historical topics and on Africa. Additionally, Martin Baer is the author of several texts about Africa’s history. […]

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Community Programs: 2012 AFF Summer Series

AFRO-CUBAN FILM NIGHT Friday, July 6th – 6:00 pm LOCATION Joyce Kilmer Park, Bronx (161st Street and Grand Concourse) RAIN VENUE The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse LIVE PERFORMANCE The Cimarron Project featuring Roman Diaz FILM Young Rebels Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Cuba/USA, 2005, 70 min Documentary (English and Spanish with […]

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National Traveling Series: 16th National Traveling Series

  FEATURED FILMS ONE WAY, A TUAREG JOURNEY Fabio Caramaschi, Italy/Niger, 2010, 52min. Caramaschi’s inspirational documentary chronicles a separated family’s slow, fractured emigration from Niger to Italy, and the adversity and opportunities they find there. LEZARE (FOR TODAY) Zelalem Woldemariam, Ethiopia, 2010, 14min. Lezare is a revealing and touching story about a homeless boy in […]

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Festival: 18th NY African Film Festival – Full Screening and Event Schedule

Museum of Art and Design Date Screen Time Film Title SAT APR 2 3:00pm Panel Discussion and African Rhythmus Walter Reade Theater * Directors will be in attendance Date Screen Time Film Title WED APR 6 2:00pm Shooting with Mursi and Lezare   4:00pm Soul Boy and Ousmane   6:00pm Sierra Leone and Tanzania Celebrate […]

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Venues: 2011 African Music & Film

Location: Charles A. Dana Center Lawn, Central Park, Manhattan Date: Sunday, August 7, 2011 Time: 7:30 pm FILMS: Kinshasa Symphony Music & Dance: Mor Dior Bamba and Toper the Top Band […]

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Festival: 18th NY African Film Festival

18th New York African Film Festival (April 2 – May 21, 2011) African Film Festival Inc. and Film Society of Lincoln Center present the 18th edition of the New York African Film Festival. A multi-venue two-month celebration of African arts and culture taking place from April 2nd through May 31st 2011, the festival will feature […]

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