TransAfrica and BloomScreen present Africa Dreaming

Date: May 27, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00PM

Venue: BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010

Suggested Donation: $10.

Africa Dreaming (1997, 104 min), produced by Jeremy Nathan - a series of four dramatic short films, each from a different African country and all on the broad theme of "love in Africa." (In Nama, Arabic, French and Wolof, and Portuguese, with English subtitles).

*Sophia's Homecoming (Namibia) - a woman who has worked as a domestic returns home to a terrible discovery: the ruptures caused by apartheid can never be repaired. *Sabriya (Tunisia) - a modern woman disrupts the patterned mosaic of male Maghrebi society. *So Be It (Senegal) - based on a play by Wole Soyinka, follows the destruction of a well intentioned foreign doctor confronting fear, rage and powerlessness in a remote Senegalese village. *The Gaze of the Stars (Mozambique) - is a story about machismo in Mozambique, so powerful that it drives away whatever it loves.

AFRICA DREAMING is a landmark in African television - a series drawing together for the first time - producers, directors and writers from across the continent, giving Africans a rare opportunity to speak directly to each other in their own words and images. 

View the trailer of The Gaze of the Stars at http://tinyurl.com/gaze-of-the-stars-clip.

Our screening will be followed by a discussion hosted by Mwiza Munthali, the Public Outreach Director of TransAfrica.

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Suggested Donation: $10.

Free popcorn and refreshments provided.

Proceeds will benefit both TransAfrica and BloomBars.  Your support of TransAfrica will help amplify the voice of millions of people in Africa and throughout the Diaspora.  Gifts to BloomBars helps support its programs and work in the community.

For more information: www.transafrica.org or www.bloombars.com; or call 202.223.1960 ext. 137 or email info@transafrica.org or jonathan@bloombars.com.