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The First World Festival of Negro Arts + African Rhythmus

Sunday, May 21, 2017, 2:00 pm

The First World Festival of Negro Arts

Director: William Greaves
Country: USA
Year: 1968
Running Time: 40 min
Language: English

One of the earliest and best such surveys, First World is the official documentary film of the event of the same name, held in Dakar, Senegal. More than 2000 writers, artists, and performers from 30 nations in Africa and the African diaspora participated in this gathering designed to celebrate traditional and contemporary black culture.

African Rhythmus

Director: Archival Footage
Country: Senegal and USSR
Year: 1966
Running Time: 50 min
Language: Russian

At the First World Festival of African Art, delegates from 37 counties of the world met. The festival, taking place in the open air rather than in theater halls, created a merry and friendly atmosphere that laid the foundation of new way for people to converge.


Maysles Cinema

343 Lenox Avenue (between 127th & 128th)
New York, New York , United States