FELA! FRESH FROM AFRICA
Director: Jaheed Ashley, Release: 2006, Runtime: 90m
This incredible documentary guides viewers through Fela Kuti's triumphant return to NYC after his release from prison in Nigeria, where he participated in Amnesty International?s concert of hope and an anti-apartheid rally. The local Afrocentric community embraced this cultural icon and gave him a surprising view of his world impact, even after his 17-year absence from the city. This was a defining moment for the legendary Nigerian cultural warrior, as he headed into his final decade supported by the love, strength and power of those who remember ? and those who refused to forget.
Director: Maurice A. Dwyer & Adetoro Makinde, Release: 2005, Runtime: 19m
As a Nigerian-American, Bisi has lived her life balancing the freedom of an American lifestyle and the beliefs of her Yoruba ancestors. On the eve of her wedding, tradition takes over but could cost her the man she loves. Multiple award-winning-short, including winner of Best Short Film at the the San Francisco Black Film Festival.
Official Website: http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/showing/african.html
Added by Fumio on April 26, 2006