African Americans gathered around the city for a weeklong celebration of
Kwanzaa. Observed by an estimated 28 million people worldwide from December 26 to January 1, the holiday is marked by storytelling, music and
Raltat and Blue Caprice were two of the 73 films shown by
the African Diaspora International Film Festival. They were both
inspired by true events; Raltat is an international film by African
American filmmaker Al Robbins and Blue Caprice was directed by Alexander Moors. Both address real human-interest issues that hit close to home.