Africa World Documentary Film Festival: 18-21 February 2010 – EBCCI Cinematheque (CLICK ON IMAGE FOR LARGER PICTURE)

Last year’s first Africa World Documentary Film Festival met with such a warm welcome from the Barbados audience that it’s become an annual event. The second Festival will take place from 18-21 February in the Cinematheque of the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination.

AWDFF is the result of an international partnership between the Center for International Studies at the University of Missouri, Saint Louis and the Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature, UWI, Cave Hill. The AWDFF sees documentary filmmaking as having a special role to play in capturing and representing the lives and cultures of the people of Africa and of African descent worldwide. This year, there will be 25 films set in South Africa, Cuba, Brazil, Jamaica, Senegal, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Kenya, St Croix, Mali, Rwanda, Ivory Coast and the USA.

Dealing with subjects from disability to empowerment, genocide, loss and redemption to creativity against the odds, the documentary format shows us the many ways we define ourselves and the multiple uses of film.

Through the Festival, not only are film-makers from Africa and the diaspora in dialogue, but so are audiences in St Louis and Barbados. So that the St Louis Director and his team, as well as the local curators, can exchange views with the audience, discussion time has been built into the programme. Screenings run 6-10 on Thursday and Friday, 2-10p on Saturday and 3-10 on Sunday.

Black History Month Lecture
The Embassy of the United States
in collaboration with the
Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination


Carlotta Walls Lanier
The Youngest of the Little Rock Nine
Carlotta Walls Lanier made history as the youngest member of the Little Rock Nine, the nine African-American students who desegregated Central High School in Little Rock (Pulaski County) in 1957.

February 22nd 2010

7 p.m.

Walcott Warner Theatre

Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination

All Are Invited!

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