Join us for our bi-monthly series, The African Diaspora Film Club. Modeled after our African Book Club, we will meet every other month to discuss a film that we have all viewed in advance of the discussion. The conversation will be moderated by Cornelius Moore, a longtime director at California Newsreel and film series curator at MoAD. We will be choosing a selection of films, some previously screened at MoAD. You may have already seen it, or this may be your first introduction. In either case, join us for a lively discussion of the film.
This month we will be discussing QUEEN KIDJO (2021, 55 minutes). You will receive instructions to join via zoom after you sign up here. Look for an email from MoAD after you signup, if you don't receive it in your inbox, look in your spam or junk mail.
View the film in advance and then join us for the discussion on Sunday, June 11th from 12-1pm (PDT). Note the special time to accommodate the director's time zone.
Director Claire Duguet will join us for the discussion.
ABOUT THE FILM
Claire Duguet’s film is a guided tour of the life and indomitable spirit of international music icon and activist Angélique Kidjo. Featuring archival footage of the artist appearing with superstars Miriam Makeba, Alicia Keys, Youssou N’dour, Philip Glass, and Peter Gabriel, the film also includes cameo appearances by contemporary music stars including David Byrnes and Yemi Alade.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Claire Duguet was born in 1977. She studied cinema at Louis Lumière school in Paris (FR). She worked for several years with Agnès Varda (from 2001 to 2019) and traveled all around the world along side Titouan Lamazou to film Women’s portraits (from 2003 to 2006). She directed about twenty-five TV documentaries and three short feature movies. Since 2019 she has been directing Félicité Production to produce short feature movies.
The African Diaspora Film Club is presented in partnership with Black Public Media
Black Public Media (BPM), formerly known as National Black Programming Consortium develops, produces, funds, and distributes media content about the African American and global Black experience. Our mission is to commit to a fully realized expression of democracy and we accomplish this by supporting diverse voices through training, education, and investment in visionary content makers.
For 40 years, BPM has addressed the needs of unserved and underserved audiences. BPM continues to address historical, contemporary, and systemic challenges that traditionally impede the development and distribution of black stories.