23rd National Traveling Series



The 2019 AFF National Traveling Series package consists of eight films from the 25th New York African Film Festival, which placed a special focus on intergenerational discourse, featuring works by women and younger generations of African and diaspora artists. Showing our interconnectedness and displaying diverse and exciting storytelling, this edition of the National Traveling Series spotlights stories of artists of varying mediums, some specific to African cultures, and nuanced narratives of everyday life that are also universal. Take a deeper look at the birth of a music genre that has evolved into one of the most popular international sensations, an eye-opening and personal observation of the taboo subject that is infertility, and tragic-comic story about the risks businesswomen who travel across West African borders undertake, that gives an authentic voice to African women not usually seen on screen.

Short Films

Feature Films


Sat, Aug 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm

"Wallay," by Berni Goldblat at Governors Island, New York

Sun, Jul 14, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Traveling Series Films at Newark Museum’s Black Film Festival at Newark Museum, Newark

Wed, May 1, 2019 at 7:00 pm

The Fruitless Tree + dancedance / REVOLUTION

Sun, Apr 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Borders + Visions at Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Wallay + Birth of Afrobeat

Sun, Mar 31, 2019 at 7:00 pm

"Wallay," by Berni Goldblat

Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm

"Borders / Frontières," by Apolline Traoré

Sun, Mar 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Ouaga Girls + Mr. Gele

Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm

"Birth of Afrobeat," by Opiyo Okeyo