Film at The Africa Center



Thursday March 28th, 2024 | 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Doors open at 6:30PM; Film begins at 7:00PM
 Runtime – 1 hour 33 minutes
The Africa Center at Aliko Dangote Hall
1280 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10029 United States (map)

*Events are free and open to all. Registration does not guarantee entrance, so we recommend that you arrive early.

Join us at The Africa Center on Thursday, March 28th at 7:00PM ET for Film at The Africa Center screening of Freda.

Freda lives with her family in a popular neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. They make ends meet thanks to their small street shop. Faced with precarious living conditions and the rise of violence in Haiti, each of them wonders whether to stay or leave, but Freda is determined to believe in the future of her country.

In partnership with the African Film Festival, Film at The Africa Center hosts a series showcasing a selection of films by emerging African filmmakers. These films will reflect a range of genres, themes, and visual styles, allowing audiences to experience the vibrant tapestry of African cinema.

About the Director

Gessica Généus is an actress, singer, and director from Haiti. She began her career when she was 17 years old. In 2017, her documentary film, Douvan jou ka leve (The Day Will Dawn), won seven awards. It continues to be shown around the world. Freda is her first feature film.




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