Special Screening of Exciting New Independent Film, GARIFUNA IN PERIL at Columbia University in New York City on FRIDAY January 18th 2013

Poster for the new Independent Film, GARIFUNA IN PERIL.

Poster for the new Independent Film directed by Ali Allie and Ruben Reyes, GARIFUNA IN PERIL.

Copyright 2012 by Teofilo Colon Jr.  (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”)  All Rights Reserved.

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New York, New York — Fresh off it’s successful screenings in December 2012 at The African Diaspora International Film Festival, the new independent film, GARIFUNA IN PERIL will be screening again at Columbia University in New York City on FRIDAY January 18th 2013.  It is part of a showcase of the BEST of the many films screened at this year’s African Diaspora International Film Festival.

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GARIFUNA IN PERIL United States Film Premiere Attracts Appreciative Moviegoing Audience

Los Angeles Garifuna Language Teacher RICARDO (portrayed by Ruben Reyes) Standing before his Garifuna Class in the new independent film, GARIFUNA IN PERIL. — Photo courtesy of Aban Productions

Copyright 2012 by Teofilo Colon Jr. (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”)  All Rights Reserved.

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New York, New York — In a promising sign, an appreciative New York City moviegoing audience attended the USA Premiere of the new independent film, Garifuna In Peril on SUNDAY December 3rd 2012 and embraced its real yet-fictional story of “the fight for the preservation of a culture (by those who are indigenous to it) that’s practically on the brink of extinction”, as popular black film blog SHADOW and ACT (on the Indiewire movie website) put it.  Judging by a casual poll of post-screening internet reaction to the film, the answer to my previous question of whether moviegoing audiences are ready to see a movie like GARIFUNA IN PERIL is something the filmmakers behind this film would love to hear.

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Are Moviegoers Ready To See The New Independent Film GARIFUNA IN PERIL?

Garifuna In Peril Film Poster. Directed by Ali Allie and Ruben Reyes.

Copyright 2012 by Teofilo Colon Jr.  (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”)  All Rights Reserved.

Twitter:  @beinggarifuna

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Being-Garifuna/305542983595

New York, New York — Are Moviegoers Ready For The New Film, GARIFUNA IN PERIL?  Are they curious enough to learn about a people and experience a culture they most likely haven’t ever heard of? Will they be open-minded enough to dare to think about a culture different than their own?  Will they be prepared to see a marginalized, little-known people in a brand new way (on the big screen, that is)?   I can’t help but think about those questions as the moviemakers behind GARIFUNA IN PERIL prepare for it’s United States Premiere as it screens at The African Diaspora International Film Festival on SUNDAY December 2nd 2012 (5pm) and WEDNESDAY December 5th 2012 (8:30pm) at Teacher’s College at Columbia University.

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