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A little boy out to free his village from the curse of a sorceress . . . a former child soldier trying to find inner peace . . . a smitten hearse driver who will do anything to win his beloved's heart.

These are just a few of the many plot lines from the animated features, documentaries, dramas and love stories showcased in the 15th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival. If you're fortunate enough to be in NY this week you can still catch some of the screenings and director round-tables.

Here???s a clip on YouTube from one of the films premiering this Wednesday called Honeydripper. It???s got an all-star cast including Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Stacy Keach, Mary Steenburgen, and Keb' Mo'.

Check out our interview on Monday's show with one of the founders of the festival — Diarah N'Dah Spech, and director Florence Ayisi, whose documentary Zanzibar Soccer Queens tells the story of a Muslim women's soccer team breaking all the rules.