THE AFRICAN DIASPORA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES BLACK WORLD HISTORY
February 28, 2019 – March 3, 2019
NEW YORK, February 20, 2019 – The African Diaspora International Film Festival will celebrate Black History Month with a selection of films about the multiple dimensions of Black World History. Just added to the program is the East Coast Premiere screening of Boss: The Black Experience in Business.
The little-known story of African American entrepreneurship from post enslavement and reconstruction to the present, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide one of the backbones of this nation’s economic and social growth.
Directed by Peabody- and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution and Freedom Summer), Boss: The Black Experience in Business shines a light on the story of resilience and resistance within the black American experience in the face of overwhelming odds, including racial hostility and violence, economic exclusion, segregation and discrimination.
SATURDAY, March 2, 2019
8:40pm – Boss: The Black Experience in Business (USA)
ADIFF’s Black History Month Program will be at Teachers College, Columbia University – 525 W 120th St. Tickets are $11 and $13. Weekend Pass is $60. The Robeson Effect premiere screening is $25/$15.
The African Diaspora International Film Festival BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM is made possible thanks to the support of the following institutions and individuals: ArtMattan Productions; the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs, Teachers College, Columbia University; the New York City Council in the Arts; and WBAI.