November 29, 2017 | 11:00am – 11:00pm
Kirikou and the Sorceress – Screening at 11:00 am.
This animated film exquisitely recounts the tale of tiny Kirikou, born in an African village in which Karaba the Sorceress has placed a terrible curse. Kirikou sets out on a quest to free his village of the curse and find out the secret of why Karaba is so wicked. Michel Ocelot, 1998, 74 min, animated feature in English. Additional screening dates: Mon, Dec. 4 @ 11AM – Teachers College, Chapel and Fri, Dec. 8 @ 11 AM – Teachers College, Chapel.
Children of Drum explores the developments in South African Journalism from 1950s when Drum magazine covered the struggle against the racist Apartheid regime, to the political changes since then that have affected the current state of journalism in South Africa. Directed by Larry Tung., USA/ South Africa , 2017, Documentary, 60 min, English.
Red Carpet @ 6:00PM; Screening at 7:00PM and Q&A after the screening.
Followed by: “Mama African: Miriam Makeba.”
Documents the life and work of the filmmakers associated with This powerful documentary retraces the life, music and activism of international star Miriam Makeba, one of the first African musicians to win international stardom. Miriam Makeba, whose music was always anchored in her traditional South African roots, was forced into exile in 1959. She sang for John F. Kennedy, performed with Harry Belafonte and Nina Simone, was married to Hugh Masekela and also to Stokely Carmichael.
Her life was tumultuous. She always stood for truth and justice. She fought for the oppressed, most importantly for black Africans, as a campaigner against apartheid. She died on November 2008 after a concert in Italy. Mika Kaurismäki’s documentary, traces fifty years of her music and her performing life. Through rare archive footage of her performances and through interviews with her contemporaries we discover the remarkable journey of Miriam Makeba. Directed by Mika Kaurismäki, South Africa / German,y 2011, documentar, 90 min, in English.
VIP reception after the screening!
Teachers College, Columbia University – Milbank Chapel
525 W 120th Street near Broadway
New York NY 10027