First annual Afrikana Independent Film Festival debuts in Richmond

(Courtesy Afrikana Independent Film Festival)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Afrikana Independent Film Festival will debut in Richmond today and run through Sunday in downtown Richmond.

The festival, founded by Richmond native Enjoli Moon, is dedicated to showcasing the cinematic works of people of color from around the world. The festival focuses on the global black narrative.

Enjolie Moon spoke about the importance of a festival like this.

“Afrikana is tapping into the collective potential of bringing cultural creativity and economic strength to our city, so there is no longer a need to travel elsewhere for what should be offered right in our back yard,” Moon said. “We plan to be accountable for our part in enhancing the cultural collective by presenting high-quality, well-crafted stories that celebrate the diaspora and encourage people to connect.”

The four-day event will feature over 30 films from four continents, as well as live performances, panel discussions, meet and greets, workshops and parties.

To attend, all-access passes are $50 for two, or $40 for one.

(Courtesy Afrikana Independent Film Festival)

For more information, check the festival’s website, here.

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