The African Film Festival (TAFF) is set to launch in Dallas, Texas this summer. Check out everything you need to know.
The 3-day festival will kick off on July 1 through July 3, with film screenings, interactive workshops, and awards gala night.
Festival attendees will be treated to an exploration of the African continent through the global lens of talented filmmakers.
While the Festival will prominently feature african creatives, it will also be an opportunity to spotlight other filmmakers’ take on African cultures and experiences, providing a rich and varied experience for attendees.
Films selected to screen include Ike Nnebue's "Wings of My Dream," "My Gallery," "A People at Sea" among others.
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Check out some of the selections below;
Title: My Gallery
A devoted husband and artist struggles to provide for his family, amidst the poverty and death plaguing his community. After the sudden death of a well respected philanthropist, his life takes a different turn as a wicked mayor attempts to frame him for murder.
Title: Wings of my Dreams
A teenage girl growing up in the slums of Makoko dreams of a better life beyond its shores. She will chase her dreams against all odds.
Title: Waiting for the (T) Rain
Two times a week, a train passes a tiny, remote village in a desert in Burkina’s bush. Various food items and water bottles are thrown by passengers in transit. This would constitute the main source of income and the only source of water during the dry season for this village. Portraits follow the lives of some of its inhabitants, young and old. The older generation have known only a life servitude to France and the younger generation dream of distant horizons.
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Title: Gender and Number
Women in Ethiopia have to face unpleasant situations everyday in order to fulfill other peoples' expectations. But they keep fighting, trying to be the change they want to see. This film transmits their way of living from a positive perspective. It shows their energy, strength, courage, and their will to fight.
Title: A People at Sea
Anan, a young fisherman dreams of owning an engine boat in the future. These dreams gradually become a fantasy when the government announces his plans to relocate the people of the sea to the city. Unlike Abigal, one of the rare privileged to go to school, all that matters to Anan and most people of the dogyard is the daily catch of fish that sustains them. Relocation to them may mean the end of living and the beginning of existing.
The African Film Festival (TAFF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to African motion pictures, and to serve as a platform for educative references to African Culture.
Watch "A People at Sea" trailer below.