Feature Film Program


A boy channels the strength of the lion (anbessa) as he fights encroaching development in this intimate character study.

Thu Aug 22 8:00 PM

The Films


Mo Scarpelli | Italy, US | 86

A brand new condominium has shot up in the Ethiopian countryside, pushing farmers off their land for the construction, promising thousands of others a “better” way of life. Anbessa follows one boy caught between the two as he navigates modernization on his own terms in order to survive in a brave new world.

The Orphan (O Órfão)

Carolina Markowicz | Brazil | 15

Jonathas has been adopted but then returned due to his 'different' way. Inspired by true events.


Nikhil P. Yerawadekar Quartet

Nikhil P. Yerawadekar is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, writer, producer and music educator from Queens, NY known for his contributions to diverse, forward-thinking ensembles like Antibalas, Combo Lulo, Armo and his own Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality band. His Quartet of versatile collaborators aims to bring choice selections from the Ethiopian jazz era to life.

Event Details

8:00 PM
Doors Open
8:30 PM
Live Music from Nikhil P. Yerawadekar Quartet
9:00 PM
Film Begins
10:30 PM
Q&A with director Mo Scarpelli and producer Caitlin Mae Burke
10:45 PM
Screening will take place in Courtyard 5/6 at Industry City (entrance on 51 35th St). No refunds. In the event of rain, show will be indoors at same location. No outside alcohol is permitted.


Industry City

51 35th St., Brooklyn, NY 11232

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