African Diaspora International Film Festival: Portraits of Women Leaders

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Date: Nov 29th

African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) and the Schomburg Center invite you to a day of screenings and discussion about women leaders of color with the “Portraits of Women Leaders of African Descent” presented by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Through film screenings and discussion, witness how women of African descent from around the world have risen in society and influenced politics and political movements. Register for all day or individual screenings!

The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) is a Harlem based woman-led not-for profit international film festival that presents, interprets and educates about films that explore the human experience of people of color all over the world in order to inspire imaginations, disrupt stereotypes and help transform attitudes that perpetuate injustice. Learn more at


1 PM

SHE HAD A DREAM | Ghofrane, 25, is a young black Tunisian woman. a committed activist who speaks her mind, she embodies Tunisia's current political upheaval. As a victim of racial discrimination, Ghofrane decides to go into politics. Directed by Raja Amari, Tunisia, 2020, 90min, documentary, Arabic and French w/English subtitles

3 PM

THE DAPHNE PROJECT – Q&A After the Screening | Daphne Wilco, actress and social justice warrior, wreaks havoc on a production of Euripides' "The Bacchae" in the name of progress, her progress. Directed by Zora Iman Crews/Alec Tibaldi, 2021, Comedy, English

6 PM

Women Leaders in the Civil Rights Movement Program: Fanny Lou Hamer & Ella Baker

THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE: THE LEGACY OF FANNIE LOU HAMER | Follows one woman’s journey from sharecropper to grassroots organizer to beaten and jailed protester to political powerhouse – and along the way proves every voice matters. Directed by Robin Hamilton, US, 2016, 20 minutes, documentary in English

FUNDI: THE STORY OF ELLA BAKER | Reveals the instrumental role that Ella Baker, a friend and advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr., played in shaping the American civil rights movement. The dynamic activist was affectionately known as the Fundi, a Swahili word for a person who passes skills from one generation to another. Directed by Joanne Grant, US, 1981, 83 minutes, documentary in English

8 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION | Portraits of Women Leaders with Robin Hamilton, Director This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Finnie Lou Hamer; Nikki Lynette, Screenwriter Get Out Alive; Zora Iman, Director The Daphne Project; and Neri Torres, founder and artistic director of IFE-ILE Afro Cuban Dance Company. The discussion will also be available for live streaming at

Event Website

RSVP Information

Reserve at link.


Ticket Price: $0.00

Return to Calendar


Where: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Blvd New York NY 10030

When: November 29th

Time: 01:00 pm

End Time: 09:00 pm

Price Range: Free

Stand Out Events