AFROTOPIA Film Series: April 29 to May 3, 2015
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Detroit, MI
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AFROTOPIA Film Series: April 29 to May 3, 2015
The AFROTOPIA Film Series (AFS) is a celebration of the experimental and fantastic in filmmaking from the African diaspora. Time bends, the apocalypse comes alive and the cosmos becomes our home in this curated mix of shorts, documentaries, art videos, animation, and feature length films. Curated by Ingrid LaFleur, AFS presents a cross-section of science fiction and fantasy award-winning films. Our mission is to highlight and encourage images and stories that offer visionary perspectives that go beyond stereotypical portrayals of the African diaspora. This spring AFS will do just that. We invite you to be a part of this movement, the imagination movement that is AFS.

HOURS
Wednesday-Saturday: 6 pm
Sunday Youth Screening: 2 pm
Sunday Adult Screening: 4 pm

SCHEDULE
Wednesday, April 29

Robots in Brixton by Kibwe Tavares (England)
Children of Nan by Alisha Wormsley (United States)
Last Angel of History directed by John Akomfrah (England)

Thursday, April 30
Touch written and directed by Shola Amoo (England)
Telescope directed and edited by Collin Davis (United States)
Homecoming written and directed by Jim Chuchu (Kenya)

Future Sounds of Mzansi by Spoek Mathambo and Lebogang Rasethaba (South Africa)

Friday, May 1
Black Radical Imagination curated by Amir George and Erin Christovale (African Diaspora)
Talk with curators

Saturday, May 2
Pumzi written and directed by Wanuri Kahiu (Kenya)
Afronaut written and directed by Frances Bodomo (Ghana)

War Witch directed by Kim Nguyen (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Sunday, May 3
Youth Screening: Black Panther by Reginald Hudlin (United States)

Noise Gate directed by Vim Crony (United States)
Space Mound by Alan Lucey and Stefan Klecheski (United States)
Space is the Place directed by John Coney, written by Sun Ra (United States)

For film descriptions go to www.afrotopiaisnow.com.
Questions? Email us at detroitisafrotopia@gmail.com

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The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (View)
315 East Warren Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48202
United States

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Film > Festivals

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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