New York African Film Festival Will Be Virtual

The New York African Film Festival will return virtually this year from December 2-6 with a spotlight on films from Sudan and Nigeria. This year’s title is Streaming Rivers: The Past Into The Present and there will be six features and eight short films presented on the festival’s 30th anniversary. Sudan and Nigeria had their film industries disrupted by the dictatorship of Omar al-Bashir and economic decline in the ’70s and ’80s. Both nations have revived their movie businesses and have a new wave of directors including Sudanese natives Ibrahim Shaddad and Amjad Abu Alala whose films Hunting Party, Human and You Will Die At 20 will screen at the festival. Alala’s You Will Die At 20 is the first submission from Sudan to the Best International Feature Film category at the upcoming 93rd Academy Awards. To buy tickets and see the full lineup go here.