I just got back from the African Film Festival in Brooklyn. It was totally amazing. I bought tickets for the shorts at the Brooklyn Academy of Music so I got to see three very different but equally important short films about Africa. The first was Come back to Sudan which was a docu-pic about a young Sudanese man that fled to America when he was separated from his family in the war and how he and his adopted American mother make it back to Sudan and find his real mother and family. The second was an interesting silent Zairean short about a man that smuggles himself to London in a container to join his cousin but is caught and sent back, and the third was the amazing, amazing, This is My Africa by Zina Saro-Wiwa.
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