The Best of the ADIFF and “Bound: African vs African Americans” 


The Best of the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) will take place from Friday, January 9 to Sunday, January 11, 2015. The screenings will take place at The Chapel, Teachers College, Columbia University, at 525 West 120th Street, New York, New York.

One of the films to be showcased is Bound: African vs African Americans, directed by Peres Owino and produced by Tene Carter and Isaiah Washington. This film won the ADIFF NY 2014 award for Best Film Directed by Women of Color. I look forward to seeing this film and wonder whether it addresses the Caribbean diaspora or whether it explores the issues from a purely dichotomic perspective (as the title suggests). See description below:

Bound: African vs African Americans is a hard-hitting documentary that addresses the little known tension that exists between Africans and African Americans. The film opens with personal testimonials that expose this rift then walks us through the corridors of African colonialism and African American enslavement, laying bare their effects and how these have divided and bound Africans and African Americans. Directed by Peres Owino, 2014, 90 min., United States, documentary, English.

For more on the film, see and

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