Virginia Humanities is excited to co-sponsor the 7th Annual Afrikana Independent Film Festival (AIFF) on Thursday, September 15 – Sunday, September 18, 2022.

AIFF is a three-day event full of dynamic indie film, live performances, panel discussions, meet & greets, happy hours, workshops and parties at some of Richmond’s most impressive art spaces. With submissions from over 23 countries and filmmakers representing the fullness of the diaspora, Afrikana is excited to bring lovers of film and Black culture back together after two long years!! Cocktail mixers, workshops, premieres and more… it’s going down in RVA!

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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