The Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs presents a film screening of African Time and a discussion with producer Mawuena Akyea.
African Time provides a rare and unique glimpse into the exciting and booming culture of Africans in America through a series of video interviews with regular people from all walks of life. Bursting with hilarity, emotion and poignant observations on what it means to be African and African-American at a time where the African culture is starting to gain true relevance in America - all ranging from a diverse array of countries like Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, and Ethiopia - they all come with their own story about being African in the USA.
These intimate and personal conversations cover a myriad of subjects like their place in American society, the ever-changing cultural and social landscape of the U.S, how their cultural identity adds to the melting pot that is the U.S. and the damaging aspects of racism and prejudice.Other topics that are covered are the complications of growing up African in America, their influences and backgrounds shaping their lifestyles today, and how those influences help deal with the obstacles that they come face to face with everyday.
For more information on the series or the producer visit: http://waavedada.com/
**West African Refreshments will be served**