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French Cinema at Nova Frontier Film Festival

Mariannes Noires by Mame-Fatou Niang & Kaytie Nielsen

Nova Frontier Film Festival & Lab is a timely film festival, and non-profit youth Lab committed to enhancing and incubating the works of filmmakers and artists from the African Diaspora, the Middle East, and Latin America. The Lab teaches filmmaking and media arts, offers mentorship and career opportunities to underserved youth in Brooklyn and the other boroughs of New York. We are expanding our borders next year to include Marseille, France and Ghana, Africa.

The annual program of dramatic and documentary films, shorts, virtual reality, experimental, performances, and panel discussions takes place on September 20th-22nd, 2019, at the renowned Billie Holiday Theatre

The selections in the 2019 program focus on themes of Immigration, Identity, and Social Justice, by filmmakers and artists embracing and exploring multitudes of dimensions to understand systemic injustices; war; inequality; exile; migration. They act with an empowered and critically self-reflective sense of agency and urgency to mobilize their resources to bring us fresh; pressing stories that capture our interconnectedness, and encounters with uncertainties -- stories that communicate and reflect on a postmodern global reality, empathetically informing us of our sense of humanity.


French films presented as part of the Nova Frontier Film Festival & Lab:

Yasmina by Claire Cahen and Ali Esmili

Brûlures by Jeremey Giroux

Mariannes Noires by Mame-Fatou Niang & Kaytie Nielsen

Fatiya by Marion Desseigne-Ravel

Sofia by Meryem Benm’Brek-Aloïsi

La famille by Catherine Cosme

Zombies by Baloji

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