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NYADIFF’s Closing Night – “Compensation” and “Spirits of Rebellion”

adiff_-_photo_6NYADIFF’s Closing Night – “Compensation” and “Spirits of Rebellion” – December 11, 2016 | 4:30pm – 11:00pm

An Evening with Zeinabu Irene Davis with 2 films:  “Compensation” and “Spirits of Rebellion: Black Cinema from UCLA”, Q&As, and a VIP Reception! Screening begins at @4:30 PM

COMPENSATION – Q&A “Compensation”, a film by award-winning filmmaker, Zeinabu Irene Davis (Cycles, A Powerful Thang, Spirit of Rebellion: Black Cinema From UCLA), presents two unique African-American love stories between a deaf woman and a hearing man. Inspired by a poem written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, this moving narrative shares their struggle to overcome racism, disability and discrimination. Crafting an important film on African-American deaf culture, Davis innovatively incorporates silent film techniques (such as title cards and vintage photos) to make the piece accessible to hearing and deaf viewers alike, and to share the vast possibilities of language and communication.  A Q&A with director, Zeinabu Irene Davis will follow the screening  by a Q&A.  (Directed by Zeinabu Irene Davis, USA, 1999, 92 min, English.)

Cost: Both films, discussion & VIP reception: $35; one film and discussion: $20 (Films: “Compensation” and “Spirits of Rebellion: Black Cinema from UCLA”)

More Info: http://nyadiff.org/

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