We’re late in posting this, but there are 2 more screenings left today, so if you’re in New York City, and are interested and available, La Pirogue screens at 6pm, and La Playa D.C. screens at 8pm – 2 films S&A recommends.

The African Diaspora International Film Festival and Symphony Space present The Best of The African Diaspora International Film Festival, a weekend of thought provoking, diverse cinema, originally screened at the ADIFF 2012 edition.

The event started on Friday, and ends today. As I said, we’re late in posting. 

Screenings are held at Symphony Space’s Thalia theater on the Upper West Side of Manhattan – 2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025.

Here’s what on today’s schedule (you’ll find trailers for each below):


Sun, Mar 10 at 6 pm: A drama of 30 men (and one woman, a stowaway) who set out on an illegal 7-day voyage to Spain – making the perilous trip in a pirogue – a boat resembling a vastly oversized dinghy.


Sun, Mar 10 at 8 pm: The story of Tomas, an Afro-Columbian teenager who, like hundreds of other black Colombians, is forced to flee the civil war-torn Pacific Coast for Bogota. In Bogota, soft spoken and lanky Tomas faces racism and exclusion and is forced to mature under the weight of new responsibilities.  When Jairo, his younger brother and closest friend disappears, Tomas is forced to plunge into the streets of the city to find him.

Films that previously screened over the weekend include Middle Of Nowhere and Wan Pipel/One People on Friday, and Return To Goree on Saturday.

Here’s a trailer for La Pirogue; and underneath you’ll find a trailer for La Playa D.C.: