Family Kwanzaa Film: ‘The Black Candle’


Friday, December 26, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm


Narrated by world renowned poet Maya Angelou and directed by award-winning author and filmmaker MK Asante, The Black Candle is a vibrant documentary film that uses Kwanzaa as a vehicle to explore and celebrate the African-American experience. Filmed across the United States, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean, and released in 2008, it traces the holiday’s growth from the first celebration in 1966 to its present-day reality as a global holiday embraced by over 20 million celebrants. With vivid cinematography and an all-star cast that features NFL Legend Jim Brown, Hip Hop icon Chuck D, Kwanzaa’s founder Dr. Maulana Karenga, artist Synthia Saint James and many others. The movie won the Africa World Documentary Film Festival 2009 award for best full length documentary. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Ossie Davis Theater. Free.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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The New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Friday, December 26, 2014
Times: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: New Rochelle Public Library
Presenter Phone: 914-632-7878
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