Among the films showcased will be My Friend Fela. A cutting-edge documentary of the legendary Nigerian activist and father of Afrobeats, Fela Kuti, presented from the perspective of his longtime friend Carlos Moore. As well as the Dancehall Queen, a vibrant film that tells the story of Marcia, a single parent who finds a creative way to get her family out of danger while turning her enemies against each other. Other films include The Story of Lover’s Rock, The Apollo, and Machel Montano: The Journey of a Soca King.
This event will be happening as part of the African Film and Arts Foundation’s signature event Cinema for the Culture. Cinema for the Culture aims to demystify the African continent by bringing positive, relatable images to the big screen every month. Having partnered with Atlanta Reggae in the park, this event will form part of their Afro-diasporic Convention, otherwise known as Afro-Con. Afro-Con is a three-day event featuring leading black voices in business, technology, politics, health, gaming, education, and agriculture.
For a detailed listing of films, visit https://africanfilmartsfoundation.org/cinema-for-the-culture/