The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival Celebrated Women of Color

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The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary this weekend—October 21 and 22, in Harlem, New York. For pull article, see Afropunk.

[The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival] festival highlights the talents and struggles of women of color in the film industry, showcasing their experiences through documentary, narrative, experimental and animation films dedicated to community activism, empowerment and spirituality.

Taking place at the Alamo Draft House and AMC Magic Johnson Theatre, films screened at the festival will include the Gabourey Sidibe-directed The Tale of Four, inspired by Nina Simone’s “Four Women”; HUSH, a short drama set in London about a Nigerian family whose daughter stops speaking; Harlem Love, about a 1920s couple whose love is tested; and Prudence, a film about a World War II nurse who is struggling with dementia and the loss of her female companion. [. . .]

For full article, see http://afropunk.com/2017/10/reel-sisters-diaspora-film-festival-celebrates-women-color-film-weekend/

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