May 4 & 5 | New York Forum of Amazigh Film (NYFAF)


The Third edition of the New York Forum of Amazigh Film (NYFAF) will take place May 4 & 5, 2017 at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center located in Long Island City, NY. This free forum of shorts, documentaries, and feature films, as well as discussion and live music, celebrates the diverse and insightful perspectives of the indigenous societies of North Africa. Join us for a debate on globalization and nationalism, a concert of live music, or for any of the shorts, documentaries and feature films which portray Amazigh history and current ways of life, from the Canary Islands – a special treat this year with invited actors and filmmaker – to the oasis of Siwa in Egypt. All films will be introduced and followed by a Q&A with invited experts. NYFAF is free and open to the public.

For more info and to RSVP please follow the links:

Webpage: http://www.lpac.nyc/berber-film-festival-2017-7fd9

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/604608269689831/

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-york-forum-of-amazigh-film-tickets-33641614976

The annual New York Forum of Amazigh Film (NYFAF) is a free forum of shorts, documentaries, and feature films by and about the indigenous societies of North Africa, stretching from the Canary Islands to the oasis of Siwa in Egypt. NYFAF’s mission is to create a space where filmmakers, scholars, writers and musicians whose work focuses on Amazigh identity and culture can share their knowledge and enthusiasm with a diverse audience.‚Äč Through parallel discussions with filmmakers and scholars, live performances, art exhibits, and receptions, the New York Forum of Amazigh Film seeks to disseminate Amazigh cinema, promote understanding, and celebrate the history, culture, and language of Amazigh peoples across North Africa and in the diaspora.

Co-curators: Habiba Boumlik and Lucy McNair (LaGuardia Community College).