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Film Festival: Egyptian filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri's Behind the Rainbow opens African Film Festival

Wed, April 8, 2009 8:00 pm at Walter Reade Theater, Film Society of Lincoln Center

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3rd i NY, Alwan for the Arts & NY Arab & South Asian Film Festival co-present the U.S. PREMIERE of


BEHIND THE RAINBOW
(Jihan El-Tahri, South Africa/Egypt, 2009, 120min)

Behind the Rainbow explores the transition of the ANC from a liberation organization into South Africa's ruling party through the evolution of the relationship between two of its most prominent figures, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. The film features interviews with key ANC figures, including both Zuma and Mbeki.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 @ 8:00 PM
Monday, April 13th, 2009 @ 2:50PM

About The 16TH ANNUAL NEW YORK AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Africa in Transition:
April 8th – April 14th; April 15th & May 22nd - 25th
MANHATTAN * BROOKLYN

Through the lenses of emerging directors and veteran filmmakers, the 16th Annual New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) will take an introspective journey across the African continent, with films that create a vision of Africa's future through a deconstruction of its past. Under the banner “Africa in Transition,” the festival will present a lineup of 35 films from 16 countries throughout Africa and the African Diaspora. This year’s festival marks the 15th anniversary of South Africa’s independence and comes just days before voters there head to the polls to select a leader for the fourth time since the end of apartheid; April’s elections will be closely watched as there may be a political sea of change for the country, with broad international implications. Presented by African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) and The Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC), the 16th annual NYAFF runs at The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Water Reade Theater April 8th through 14th and continues with ‘Beyond the Rainbow: 15 Years into South Africa's Democracy,’ a panel discussion held at Columbia University’s Institute of African Studies, April 15th. The festival concludes with screenings at BAMCinematek (Brooklyn Academy of Music) from May 22nd through May 25th, 2009.

2009 NYAFF Schedule

April 8 – 14, 2009
Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center

April 15, 2009
Columbia University’s Institute of African Studies

May 22 – 25, 2009
BAM Rose Cinemas, Brooklyn Academy of Music

FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF FILMS, SCHEDULE & TO PURCHASE TICKETS, VISIT: www.africanfilmny.org

Last updated: 2009-03-27 13:43:33

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