Calendar

April 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Born Free Film Screening | HIJACK STORIES
HIJACK STORIES (Oliver Schmitz, 94 minutes, 2000) The young actor Sox is offered the role as a tsotsi (gangsta) in a TV series that could launch his career.   Although his family roots were in the[...]
May 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Born Free Film Screening | ZULU LOVE LETTER
ZULU LOVE LETTER (Ramadan Suleman, 100 minutes, 2004) Thandeka has flashbacks.  She is a journalist who was imprisoned and tortured by the apartheid regime and is haunted by the memory of witnessing the police assassination[...]
Film Screening & Discussion | BARE SOLES BARE SOUL
BARE SOLES BARE SOUL, a film by Delina Patrice Brooks & Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, is a mini-documentary series that reveals intimate experiences of women who have practiced traditional African dances for more than 15 years. These “Intimate Portraits”[...]
May 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Born Free Film Screening | TELL ME SWEET SOMETHING
TELL ME SWEET SOMETHING (Akin Omotoso, 87 minutes, 2015) Moratiwa owns a bookstore and is a frustrated author trying to finish “The Great African Novel” when she goes to a club and meets Nat, a[...]
READING | Lorraine Hansberry Theater at MoAD presents BODIES by NoViolet Bulawayo
“Bodies” by Zimbabwean writer NoViolet Bulawayo is set in Oakland, CA, against a backdrop of black deaths as a result of excessive use of force by the American police. The play is a meditation on[...]
Born Free Film Screening | NELSON MANDELA: THE MYTH AND ME
NELSON MANDELA: THE MYTH AND ME (Khalo Matabane, 85 minutes, 2013) Documentary filmmaker Khalo Matabane’s frames much of his film in the form of a letter to Nelson Mandela.   Matabane notes that “The truth about[...]
May 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
MoAD Chef-in-Residence Bryant Terry presents ART, MEDIA & FOOD JUSTICE SUMMIT @ Museum of the African Diaspora | San Francisco | California | United States
Join MoAD’s Chef-in-Residence for a day of presentations, panel discussions, interactive dialogue, and group strategizing for everyone interested in exploring some of the pressing issues related to public health, food, and justice as well learning[...]
Born Free Film Screening | STRIKE A ROCK and A RED RIBBON AROUND MY HOUSE
A RED RIBBON AROUND MY HOUSE (Portia Rankoane, 26 minutes, 2001) Pinky is a middle aged flamboyant and funny mother who owns a bar. She is also an AIDS activist and community educator who is[...]
May 31, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Born Free Film Screening | THE GIANT IS FALLING
THE GIANT IS FALLING (Rehad Desai, 77 minutes, 2016) This documentary takes a sweeping look at the big political events of recent years that possibly signify the end of an era in South Africa. Patronage[...]
AUTHORS IN CONVERSATION | What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons
Join us for a conversation about What We Lose, a stunning novel about a young African-American woman coming of age — a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, family and country, from an author of[...]