Atlanta – A Queen’s Discovery: A Young Girl’s African Journey To Find Her Greatness Within, a documentary directed by 16-year-old Nzinga Anasa Braswell, has been selected for the 2016 International Film Festival hosted by the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Also, actress and AIDS activist, Sheryl Lee Ralph, will be the 2016 Ambassador for the Delta Sigma Theta International Film Festival!
A Queen’s Discovery follows Father’s Incorporated’s 2015 LEAP mission trip to Africa from the perspective of Braswell. Her journey to Ghana as a first time visitor gives her a unique comparison between her black American experience as a youth and what she discovered in Africa.
As a result of Nzinga’s travel, she has committed to raising funds for the Nikki Giovanni Scholarship Fund – which provides financial assistance for qualified students to attend secondary school; pays for tuition, boarding, travel, book, and other school related fees.
“I am excited to finally share my journey with the rest of the world. I realize that my experience in Africa was life changing and impactful. I believe those who see the film will also feel the same way, refreshed and ready to make a change,” says Nzinga.
The festival will be held at the Shirley A. Massey Executive Conference Center, Bank of America Auditorium on the campus of Morehouse College on April 30th at 7pm.
“We are excited about presenting the 2016 Festival,” stated Andrea L. Morgan, Chair of the International Awareness and Involvement Committee, Atlanta Alumnae Chapter.
“The Delta Sigma Theta International Film Festival was created to support Delta’s global initiatives and to promote cross-cultural awareness within the Atlanta community. Another very special component of the event is to give filmmakers interested in cross-cultural stories a forum to exhibit their best work. The proceeds from this event will benefit children who are orphaned by HIV and AIDS at The Delta House in Swaziland, Southern Africa, and provide scholarships for students at Morehouse College pursuing an International Education. The evening promises to be enlightening and enjoyable!”
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., founded in 1913, is a public service organization of college educated women committed to the constructive development of communities throughout the world. The organization currently has 1000 collegiate and alumnae chapters in the United States, England, Japan, Germany, the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Jamaica, and the Republic of Korea. Global service projects include: The Delta Sigma Theta Elementary School in Cherette, Hait, The Delta House in Swaziland, Southern Africa, and Mary Help of the Sick Mission Hospital in Thika, Kenya.
You can also donate to Nzinga’s work at www.gofundme.com/queensdiscovery.
Nzinga Braswell is 16 years old and is currently a junior at North Springs Charter High School in Atlanta, GA. In addition to the Good Hearts Club, she is a Manager for the Varsity Basketball team and is currently working with her school to establish a Step Team that will compete through the Georgia Steppers League. Upon graduation in 2017, Nzinga plans to attend college and pursue her dream of becoming a Medical Examiner.
Fathers Incorporated is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit (S) corporation and is dedicated to strengthening the community and family infrastructure by encouraging and enabling the positive involvement of fathers in the lives of their children. •