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Cosmic Africa

"Cosmic Africa," by Craig Foster & Damon Foster / South Africa / 2002 / 72mins / Documentary / English, Bambara and Ju'hoansi



Sat, Sep 10, 2022

7:00 pm

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301


Come out for a screening of the acclaimed documentary film, Cosmic Africa by Craig and Damon Foster. Before the screening, join us for a walkthrough of the Here We Are: Young, Black, and Indigenous Women in the Art World exhibition at 7pm in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art. The screening of Cosmic Africa takes place at 7:30pm on the Gazebo Lawn.

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About the Film

Traveling across the scope of the African continent - Namibia, Ghana, Northern Kenya, Dogon country in Mali, and the Egyptian Sahara - this film captures the remarkable personal journey of an African astronomer, Thebe Medupe. Cosmic Africa and Thebe Medupe explore Africa's ancient astronomy history, while unveiling the deep connection humans have with the cosmos.
About Craig Foster
About Damon Foster

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