Film Screening: “Sabar;Life is a Dance”
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An African American hip-hop girl resists the ancestral call of the Senegalese dance “Sabar”. When she finally gives in, she discovers more than a dance – she finds herself.
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AISHA grew up dancing; all she knows is hip-hop and cannot understand the craziness about African dance. On a dare, she goes to an African dance class “just to see her friend” but when she leaves, the dance follows her and haunts her. Soon this hip-hop girl becomes a much talked about future “Queen of Sabar”. But life has a way of dealing us cards that will test our very core and Aisha’s cards were waiting in the wings.
Set against the backdrop of the African dance movement in the United States, Sabar is a dramatic feature film about the triumph of the human spirit in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. Sabar examines how we constantly negotiate and choreograph our way through the bigger and sometimes arrhythmic dance called LIFE.
Sabar; Life is a Dance premiered during 2009 as the “Official Selection” at The Pan-African Film & Television Festival (FESPACO) in Burkina Faso, The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), The Toronto African Film & Music Festival, The Oakland International Film Festival (OIFF) and the upcoming New York African Diaspora Film Festival (NYADFF). The narrative was the Winner of “Best Feature Film” and “Audience Choice Award” at the 2009 Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF) in Georgia.
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Saturday, December 5th
Ward Auditorium #2
Ward Circle Building
Massachusetts and Nebraska Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016