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Film: Theatrical Debut Of Restless City + After Party


After making a successful festival round, Restless City, a gorgeous depiction of West African immigrants living in New York City (trailer below), will finally debut in theaters. Movie-goers in New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta can catch the film this Friday April, 27 before it premiers in Chicago, DC, Philly, Detroit, and Seattle on May, 4. Join Okayafrica for this long-awaited premier Friday in New York City at the AMC Empire 42nd Street Theater! buy tickets here.

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Be sure to stick around for the dope after party taking place at Bamboo in the East Village. OKA fav Chief Boima, DJ Marco, DJ Sirak, and DJ Xpect's new PAN night brings the best "young, fresh, creative sounds coming out of the African diaspora at large." Friday night is all about supporting the "African in New York" movement!

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Photo: Courtesy of Saphir Niakadie

Meet Four Women Pushing Ivorian Art Forward Through Photography

These young and emerging female photographers from Côte d'Ivoire are shaking up Abidjan's art scene.

There's been a tremendous amount of awe-inspiring art coming from the African continent lately. Photography is no exception. It is one of the most powerful tools used in changing the way in which the West perceives Africa and its diaspora and perhaps the reason why contemporary photography is thriving.

The female gaze is paramount to the way in which the aforementioned visual stories are told and the female photographers here are using their camera lenses to give us glimpses of lands, peoples, histories, and futures unknown. Their individual experiences and perspectives are widening the scope of what is believed to be Côte d'Ivoire. Within the country's capital, Abidjan, there's a creative scene that seems to have sprawled up out of nowhere yet is so rich in its offerings.

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