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The Pan-African Festival of Algiers


"The Pan-African Festival of Algiers," by William Klein / Algeria, France and Germany / 1969 / 102mins / Documentary / English and French



Thu, Sep 21

7:00 pm

Prospect Park
Breeze Hill (Enter and Lincoln Rd. and Ocean Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY 11225


Join us for a screening of the rarely seen documentary film, The Pan-African Festival of Algiers. A live DJ set takes place starting at 7pm, and bring a blanket or chair to sit on the grass for the movie which begins at sunset!

Co-presented by Be Reel Black Cinema Club

Rain Date: Tuesday, September 26

About the Film

This documentary film explores both the politics and music of the first Pan-African Cultural Festival. Third World solidarity was in the air in 1969, when the festival was held. Many of the interviewees hold forth about colonialism and neocolonialism, and the need for exploited countries to stick together. Filming in Algeria, Klein and his collaborators interview Eldrige Cleaver and other Black Panthers during their exile. Among the film’s musical highlights is a performance by the legendary Miriam Makeba.
About William Klein

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