Saturday, February 4, 2012
The films being screened will be Storm Saulter's Better Mus' Come, Sherien Barsoum's Colour Me, Roger Paradiso's I Want My Name Back, Alrick Brown's Kinyarwanda, and African Phantasms: New African Short Films.
For the screening of I Want My Name Back, the members of The Sugarhill Gang (best known for their hit "Rapper's Delight") will attend the screening and perform live.
Music, Magic, Clash: New Voices in the African Diaspora continues until February 19 at TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West.
This programme in celebration of Black History Month focuses on young filmmakers in Canada, the US, the Caribbean and Africa who are continuing to invent new ways of telling the stories of resistance and healing that unite them.
Events in Music, Magic, Clash: New Voices in the African Diaspora
Black filmmakers in Canada, the US, the Caribbean and Africa continue to invent new ways of telling the stories of resistance and healing that unite them. In celebration of Black History Month, we have put the focus on new voices, from the impressive feature debut of Jamaica's Storm Saulter, to a group of young African filmmakers beginning to make their mark in short films, to Toronto's own Sherien Barsoum, who reveals a remarkable story of black identity in this city's suburbs. — Cameron Bailey