AFI, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Half of a Yellow Sun, Liberia, Lumumba, Montgomery Community College, New African Films Festivaal, Politics & Prose, Raoul Peck, Silver Spring, TransAfrica Forum
On a walk to Silver Spring today I passed by the Montgomery Community College which had an announcement for the Liberian Entertainment Awards this Saturday scrolling outside its performing arts center for all passersby on Georgia Avenue to see.
A few minutes later I passed by the AFI Theatre where TransAfrica Forum’s 10th annual New African Films festival will screen in a few weeks. Half of a Yellow Sun, the film adaptation of a book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (who has me thoroughly mesmerized after I saw her at Politics & Prose in May) will be screening as part of it and AFI also has a film introspective by Raoul Peck coming soon. Peck has made a film on Lumumba, and as I recall, he is a Haitian who grew up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.