December 10, 2017 |4:30pm – 10:10pm
Closing Night – NYADIFF 2017 – Kemtiyu-Cheikh Anta and Randy Weston by African Diaspora International Film Festival.
“The Universal Man,” “The Giant of Knowledge,” “The Last Pharaoh,” these were the headlines, the day after his death on February 7, 1986.
Thirty years later, KEMTIYU paints a portrait of Cheikh Anta Diop, a trail-blazing scholar with an insatiable thirst for science and knowledge as well as an honest, enlightened political figure, venerated by some, decried by others, and unknown to most.
This film tells the story of a man who fought his whole life for truth and justice in order to restore historical awareness and dignity to Africa.
KEMTIYU-CHEIKH ANTA – Q&A
RED CARPET @ 4:30PM and Program at 5:30PM
Screening followed by Piano Performance by NEA Jazz Master, Randy Weston!
“When Randy Weston plays a combination of strength and gentleness virility and velvet emerges from the keys in an ebb and flow of sound seemingly as natural as the waves of the sea” – Langston Hughes
PANEL DISCUSSION with director William Mbay, Randy Weston, Pierre Thiam and Bara Thiokhane.
VIP reception after the screening!
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street | Milbank Chapel
New York NY 10027