San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019

7:30 PM - The Don Powell Theatre. (SDSU Campus)

Atena/Nets - 6min
Mark Freeman (USA, Ghana)

This is a site-specific contemporary dance set in Jamestown, a traditional fishing community in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Rising stars in Ghana’s dance community, Julius Yaw Quansah and Sena Atsugah are enmeshed in the challenges of daily life. Drawing from Ghanaian customs and traditions, they cast a wide net, remaking their world.

7:30 PM - The Don Powell Theatre. (SDSU Campus)

Mis(s) Interpreted - 5min
Ayesha Kosaka (USA)

The film is a short film on the suppression of the black female voice. Although society traps black women in a box, we want to express that we can still move past the stereotypes and break through.

7:30 PM - The Don Powell Theatre. (SDSU Campus)

The City's Champions - 83min
David Pradel (USA)

From beginning to end, a journey of glory and pain for a men's basketball team that became a family of brothers and made history for the city of San Diego during the 2016-2017 season. A championship story like no other.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019

7:30 PM - The Don Powell Theatre. (SDSU Campus)

Moriri - 28min
Mohau Mannathoko, Tlotlo Rasesia (Botswana, South Africa)

A gripping documentary addressing the contentious issue of black hair. The evolution of hair from pre-colonial era to post looking at the natural hair and weave phenomena.

7:30 PM - The Don Powell Theatre. (SDSU Campus)

The Rise of The African Female Drummer - 26min
Akin Alabi (Nigeria)

Drumming has been, culturally, a men driven art. This films tells the process and path of a female talking drummers and how women are gaining more rights.

7:30 PM - The Don Powell Theatre. (SDSU Campus)

The Dream of El Dorado - 12min
Miriam Alexa (Germany, France)

"Coming to Europe for an African is like El Dorado." This is a biographical journey of an African trying to find "home" in France. She tells her experience of acclimating to this culture. A mother tells how this migration has separated her from her children and the hardships she has aced.

7:30 PM - The Don Powell Theatre. (SDSU Campus)

Maid In Hell - 59min
Søren Klovborg (Saudi Arabia, Kenya)

Women from Africa (Kenya) are being sent to be house maids in Saudi Arabia with little to no human rights.

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

7:30 PM - SDSU Downtown Art Gallery

We Are All Migrants - 20min
Rowenna Baldwin (UK)

Activism and performance that take place at this annual carnival are discussed.

7:30 PM - SDSU Downtown Art Gallery

Children of the Incursion - 24min
Ina Sotirova, Eka Campbell (Jamaica)

In May 2010, the Jamaican government carried out a controversial military operation in downtown Kingston’s notorious inner city communities of Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town, where the area don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke ruled a state of his own. The Tivoli Incursion, as the operation came to be known, left many dead and many more scarred for life, especially the children. Seven years later, now in their late teens and early twenties, they reflect on the traumatic experience and how it continues to affect their lives. Children of the Incursion is a poetic journey through memories, realities and universal truths seen through the eyes of inner- city youths that attempts to understand the rampant and increasing violence in Jamaica.

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