African Diaspora Film Series at National Geographic includes documentary “Inside Buffalo” Saturday.

For those of us living in the DC area, National Geographic hosts the African Diaspora Film Series at the National Geographic complex this weekend. (At 17th & M Streets NW in DC, walk from either Farragut West or Farragut North metro stations)

The entire line up of the festival looks interesting. But I am particularly intrigued by this option:

Saturday, July 25 at 4pm
Inside Buffalo is a moving full-length documentary about the 92nd infantry division, an African American segregated unit, which served in Italy during WW II and came back home to segregation. By Fred Kudjo Kuwornu, Italy/USA, 2009, 59 mins, documentary, English and Italian with English subtitles. Q&A after the screening.

The filmmaker, Fred Kudjo Kurwornu, is an Afro-Italian who worked on an extra on a Spike Lee film shot in Italy and became inspired to be a filmmaker himself. This story is of personal interest to him, and I believe it is his first full-length documentary. I would love to attend, particularly for the Q&A afterward. Unfortunately, I am busy on Saturday. If anyone else is able to go – I’d love to hear more about it.


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