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Films at the Schomburg: Ashes and Embers

Event Description

Ashes and Embers explores a disillusioned Vietnam War veteran's attempt to come to terms with his past and his current place as a black man in America. Winner of the 1983 FIPRESCI Prize for the Forum of New Cinema at the Berlin International Film Festival, Ashes and Embers is the American film debut of highly accclaimed Ethopian-born director, Haile Gerima. 

A post-screening discussion with Gerima will follow.

This program is presented in collaboration with ARRAY, the rebirth of the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) founded by filmmaker Ava Duvernay.

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