African diaspora film festival

African Diaspora Film Festival in Chicago

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Date(s) - 06/09/2017 - 06/15/2017
6:00 PM

Facets Cinematheque


To celebrate its 15th Anniversary in Chicago, the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) – hosted by Facets Cinematheque and presented by ArtMattan Productions will present films from the African diaspora from June 9-15, 2017.

The film festival features 16 documentaries and fiction films set in The United States, Chile, Canada, South Africa, Haiti, Spain, France, Guadeloupe, The UK, Burkina Faso, and Egypt, ADIFF Chicago will celebrate 15 years of great cinema and great talks with new films.

Unieros will present two social drink and film night events during the film festival on June 13-14, 2017.

Unieros multicultural social event

Unieros multicultural event African Films Night and Drinks



Friday, June 9

6:30pm  Afro-Latino Program: The Valley of the Black Descendants & Invisible Roots: Afro-Mexicans In Southern California  – Q&A


7:30pm to 8:30pm reception

8:30pm Everything But a Man – Q&A


Saturday, June 10

2 pm  Gurumbe: Afro-Andalusian Memories

4 pm  Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band

6 pm  GALA – Paris Noir, African-Americans in the City of Light – Q&A

7pm to 8pm RECEPTION



Sunday, June 11

2pm Stories from Guadeloupe: Black Mozart in Cuba & Torments of Love

4:15pm  Everything But a Man– Q&A

5:30pm to 6:30pm Reception

6:45pm  – The Naked Poet – Q&A


Monday, June 12

6:30pm  Cell 512

8:30pm  The Naked Poet – Q&A


Tuesday, June 13

6:30pm Montreal White City

7:30pm Unieros Social Drink Event

8:30pm Gurumbe: Afro-Andalusian Memories( Story about flamenco and Africans in Spain )

Wednesday, June 14

6:30pm Nasser’s Republic, The Making Of Modern Egypt

7:30pm Unieros Social Drink Event

8:30pm Sins of the Flesh


Thursday, June 15

6:30pm   SPECIAL PRESENTATION – Mama Africa, Miriam Makeba – Q&A

7:30pm to 8:30pm Reception

8:30pm   CLOSING NIGHT – Hogtown – Q&A


For a full schedule and to order advance tickets online please call 773-281- 4114 or 212-864- 1760 or visit http://www.facets.org or http://www.NYADIFF.org.

Tickets are $16 for Opening Night, $15 for the Gala and Centerpiece, $12 for the

Special Presentations and Closing Night and $10 and $8 for students and seniors for general admission for regular screenings. The Festival Pass is $95, Weekend Pass $75, Sat Day Pass: $35, Sun Day Pass: $25.