The Diaspora Suite

Made over the course of seven years and shot on 16mm in Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jamaica, and the United States, “The Diaspora Suite” is a revelatory cycle of five short films that collapses time and space to reveal the hidden resonances that connect the black American experience to the greater African diaspora. Encompassing history, politics, music, dance, poetry, and ritual, “The Diaspora Suite” is by turns playful, surprising, moving, and a radical interrogation of colonialism’s legacy in its construction of a one-of-a-kind, global vision of pan-African identity.

This Screening includes:  

  • Forged Ways (2011)
    Directed by Ephraim Asili
    Runtime: 15 min
  • American Hunger (2013)
    Directed by Ephraim Asili
    Runtime: 19 min
  • Many Thousands Gone (2015)
    Directed by Ephraim Asili
    Runtime: 8 min
  • Kindah (2016)
    Directed by Ephraim Asili
    Runtime: 12 min
  • Fluid Frontiers (2017)
    Directed by Ephraim Asili
    Runtime: 23 min
    D.C. Premiere!
  • Artist Talk with Ephraim Asili

This is a free event. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration is required. 

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