It's a big weekend for African documentaries, Sublime Frequencies style, at the DIY theater, "Spectacle" in Williamsburg (think secret, underground movie theater). First off, Olivia Wyatt will be in person to present her latest film, Staring Into the Sun in which she brought her camera to 13 different Ethiopian tribes, capturing Zar spirit possession, Hamer tribal wedding ceremonies, Borena water well polyphonic singing and... you get the point. Stick around for festivities to celebrate photographer/filmmaker Wyatt's book/cd/film release party.
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Saturday the sublime continues with the latest documentary from Hisham Mayet,
Land of the Songhai: Among the Wodaabe, Wogo,& Zarma of SouthWestern Niger and explores the music and landscape of the Songhai around the Niger River in Western Niger. Check out the previews for a taste of Africa and go to Spectacle Theater for show times.