SATURDAY

Aug. 22

10:00 AM


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Feature Documentary

The Ancestors Live – 50 Years of Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble

Dir. Aidan Un

From their Philadelphia basement, a place of history and magic, Baba Wilkie and Mama Dottie recall 50 years of dedication to culture. Meanwhile, Kùlú Mèlé travels to Cuba and back creating Ogun & the People, a timely Yoruba parable presented in movement, music and song.

World Premiere




46 min.

Cuba, United States, 2019




Screens with:




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Experimental

As Above

Dir. Sewra G Kidane
12 mins, United States, 2019

…. When your Earth Plane feels a strong sense of pull, setting in motion an enigmatic chase thru a maze of dimensional time… sparking an orgasm into enlightenment…

Philadelphia Premiere


Trailer


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Short Documentary

Afrikan Space Program Forever

Dir. Nesanet Teshager Abegaze
6 mins, United States, 2020

The Ras G music festival was held in Leimert Park on August 10, 2019, as a loving tribute to a community champion, musical genius, and visionary, Gregory Shorter – aka Ras G. The super 8 film was eco-processed by hand with flowers, coffee, and berbere at the Echo Park Film Center by the director.

World Premiere