EVENT: May 5th, 2012- Women of African Descent Film Festival Brooklyn, New York

About the Women of African Descent Film Festival

Formed in 1952, The Brooklyn Chapter of The Links, Inc., an organization of African American professional women, is dedicated to the support of educational, civic, and cultural activities in Brooklyn. A chapter of The Links, Inc., an international organization comprised of 276 chapters and over 11,000 members in 42 states, the District of Columbia, South Africa, the Bahamas and Germany, the Brooklyn Chapter works under the guidelines of the national body in providing services to its Brooklyn community in four mission areas: services to youth, health and wellness, the arts, and civic involvement.

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The foundation for all of the chapter’s programs and services is rooted in the African American tradition of giving and volunteerism. Members share a deep sense of communal responsibility, and for the past 50 plus years have been committed to actively initiating and supporting educational, cultural, and civic programs, that positively impact the lives of people from Brooklyn’s African American/Caribbean communities.

To mark the milestone of its 50th Anniversary, and to continue its legacy of showcasing the talent and accomplishments of the African American arts and artists, the Brooklyn Chapter began co-sponsoring with Brooklyn Arts Council a film festival for women filmmakers. On May 18, 2002, the chosen films explored the impact of the positive linkages that women of African descent have to their families, friends, communities and the broader world. This tradition has continued annually since then and takes place at the Spike Lee Screening Room at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University in May of each year.”

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