RALEIGH — The African Diaspora Film Festival will be held on Feb. 16 at the North Carolina State University’s Witherspoon Cinema, at 7 p.m.
Featured are Yvonne Welbon’s “Remembering Wei Fung, Remembering Me;” “Rashim Cannad’s “Hit Me;” and Ya’Ke Smith’s “Katrina’s Son.” Welbon is the first out black lesbian filmmaker. The evening will be moderated by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Dante James.
Welbon’s has made eight films and produced 12 others in her career. Her work has been featured on PBS, Starz!, Encore and more. She is best known for her “Living with Pride: Ruth Ellis@100” which has won 10 best documentary awards including the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary.
Part of the 9th Annual Africana Studies Program, it is sponsored by the African American Culture Center. The series began on Jan. 19 and continues through Feb. 19.
Admission is free. For more information, visit ids.chass.ncsu.edu/afs/.