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Toronto, Sep 13 (Canadian-Media): 45th Toronto International Festival (TIFF)'s hottest ticket, 'The Return of the Planet Africa Party' can be watched tonight live at TIFF at 10 pm with mixes from original Planet Africa Party DJ Dave Campbell and DJ Mr. Akil D from the B.L.A.C.K Ball, TIFF reports said.
It is a place for the movie stars to mingle with local artists, international filmmakers, and Toronto’s Black community on the dance floor.
Planet Africa was launched by TIFF in 1995 as a new section that showcases films from Africa and the African diaspora and over 10 years Planet Africa brought films by Safi Faye, John Akomfrah, Abderrahmane Sissako, Euzhan Palcy, Charles Burnett, Djibril Diop Mambéty, and more to Toronto.
A commemorative site with information on all the films over all the years has been built by Orla Garriques, who worked on Planet Africa and will be a panelist for Planet Africa 25: Origin Stories.
"We premiered Jamaica’s Dancehall Queen. We also ran a pretty hot Planet Africa party. This year, as we join the call from the streets for Black liberation, we celebrate the voices that Planet Africa amplified," says Cameron Bailey, TIFF Co-Head and Artistic Director and Founder, Planet Africa.
Reporting by Asha Bajaj