Runway Afrique, a film by NSU Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences faculty members, earned the award for Best Documentary at the Miami Fashion Film Festival in September 2013. Co-created by Chetachi Egwu, Ph.D., assistant professor, and Cathleen Dean, adjunct professor, the 30-minute film documents the first-ever Africa Fashion Week New York in 2010.
The film focuses on Adiat Disu from Adiree Fashion Agency, who set out to redefine Africa’s image in fashion by creating the festival. Africa Fashion Week New York highlighted designers from the African Diaspora and showcased multicultural runway models, attempting to prove there’s more to African fashion than en vogue “tribal” styles. Viewers receive an in-depth look at Adiat, the designers, and the models throughout this pioneering journey.
To view scenes from the award-winning Runway Afrique documentary, visit http://vimeo.com/35457762.
Share Your Story on the Silver Screen—Enter the Undergraduate Film Festival
Aspiring actors and filmmakers are encouraged to enter the annual Undergraduate Film Festival, hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. NSU undergraduate students of all experience levels may participate. The college will host an informative workshop in December on the various facets of filmmaking, led by faculty experts Chetachi Egwu, Cathleen Dean, and Weylin Sternglanz. For more information, view the film festival announcement online.