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New Meeting: New York African Film Festival: Africa Paradis / Sierra Leone Independence

From: Robyn
Sent on: Monday, March 31, 2008 11:22 PM
Announcing a new meeting for The NYC Social Justice Movie & Dinner Meetup!

What: New York African Film Festival: Africa Paradis / Sierra Leone Independence

When: Tuesday, April 15, 7:15 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meeting Description: Please join The NYC Social Justice Movie & Dinner Meetup as we attend the New York African Film Festival to see the 7:45pm screenings of the feature film Africa Paradis and the short film Sierra Leone Independence. If there's consensus, we'll head out afterward for a bite to eat and a discussion about the film.

*** Nota bene: Before RSVPing, please read our guidelines: About Us ***

Please be prepared to:

* Update your RSVP (day-of "Maybe"s will be considered "No"s)
* Arrive early/on time and look for familiar faces in the ticketholders line and otherwise
* Pay for your meal, computing 30% for tax and gratuity

Optional (yet highly recommended):

Buy your ticket in advance from the Walter Reade Theater to save time and guarantee yourself a seat.


Africa Paradis screening with Sierra Leone Independence
Series: The 15th Annual New York African Film Festival

Africa Paradis
NY Premiere
Sylvestre Amoussou, France, 2007; 86m. In French
This award-winning film examines immigration with a touch of geopolitical irony. The story follows two French citizens??Olivier, an engineer, and Pauline, a teacher??who decide they want to live in the prosperous United States of Africa. After failing to obtain entry visas, they decide to emigrate illegally, and they then begin a journey of hardships and discovery as fugitives of the state. Winner of the Best Sets Award and The ECOWAS African Integration Award.

screening with

Sierra Leone Independence
US Premiere
Archival footage, UK, 1961; 6m
At the dawn of independence, Freetown is the site of celebration as the Milton Margai administration is ushered in under the auspices of the Duke of Kent.

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