Jade Harrell w/ the Africa World Documentary Film Festival

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Jade Harrell with Dr. Niyi Coker, Founder and Festival Director of the Africa World Documentary Film Festival. For its eleventh season, the annual Africa World Documentary Film Festival, sponsored by the E. Desmond Lee Professorship through UMSL’s African/African American Studies at the International Studies and Programs office at will take place at the Missouri History Museum. The international festival, which is committed to the promotion of knowledge, life and culture of the people of Africa worldwide, in a Pan-African context through cinema, will feature 24 films from 16 different countries, including South Africa, Norway, Nigeria, South United Kingdom, Brazil, Haiti and the USA during its official opening in St. Louis, MO. After the opening weekend in St. Louis, the festival travels to different venues in US and around the world, including Philadelphia, Ghana, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, South Africa and the United Kingdom. The festival selected excellent documentaries submitted by filmmakers from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Central Africa Republic, China, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Italy, Jordan, Liberia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom, Uganda, and USA. Some of the major subjects covered in these selected documentary films are Art, Business, Crime & Violence, Culture, Education, Gender, History, Human Trafficking, Immigration, Identity, Music & Dance, Traditional Religion, Personal Biographies, Politics, Poverty, Race, Society, Sport, as well as Women’s Issues. For a complete list of the documentary films that will be showing at the Missouri History Museum from February 9-11, 2018, please check the festival website at www.africaworldfilmfestival.com or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AfricaWorldDocumentaryFilmFestival. For additional information, please contact the festival director, Dr. Niyi Coker at contact@africaworldfilmfestival.com or call 314 516 4852.

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