Sembène Film Festival Presents Come Back, Africa

Free Summer Event at Alphabet City

City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. Summer@Alphabet City is City of Asylum’s two-month festival of author readings, live jazz, films, and children’s storytelling. You can download a printable Summer @ Alphabet City calendar. To view more details for all of the events that are scheduled, visit the City of Asylum @ Alphabet City website.

Sembène Film Festival: Come Back, Africa
Thursday, August 10 at 7:00 pm
City of Asylum is hosting a free screening of the film Come Back, Africa presented by the Sembène Film Festival. Come Back, Africa chronicles the life of Zachariah, a black South African living under the rule of the harsh apartheid government in 1959. Lionel Rogosin’s film was made secretly in order to portray the true conditions of life in South Africa at that time. There are no professional actors in this drama of the fate of a man and his country. There will be a Q&A after the film led by Sabira Bushra of the Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival.

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