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Music and a Movie: The Pan-African Festival of Algiers

Published: September 14, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa

 September 21, 2023    07:00 PM-08:00 PM EDT

Address: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States

Music and a Movie: The Pan-African Festival of Algiers

Join us for a screening of the rarely-seen documentary film, The Pan-African Festival of Algiers. A live DJ set by Sokhna Samb takes place starting at 7 pm, and bring a blanket or chair to sit on the grass for the movie which begins at sunset!

Co-presented by Be Reel Black Cinema Club

Rain Date: Tuesday, September 26

About the film

The Pan-African Festival of Algiers

Directed by William Klein / Algeria, France and Germany / 1969 / 102mins / Documentary

In English and French with English subtitles

This documentary film explores both the politics and music of the first Pan-African Cultural Festival. Third World solidarity was in the air in 1969, when the festival was held. Many of the interviewees held forth about colonialism and neocolonialism, and the need for exploited countries to stick together. Filming in Algeria, Klein and his collaborators interview Eldrige Cleaver and other Black Panthers during their exile. Among the film’s musical highlights is a performance by the legendary Miriam Makeba.

Time: 7:00 pm EDT

Free!

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