This program features three short films that illuminate encounters between African culture and the outside world.
Dir. Elodie Lefebvre
Germaine Acogny, a leading figure in contemporary African dance and the founder of the École des Sables in Senegal, brings together 35 choreographers of African descent for two weeks of invigorating creative exchange.
Dir. Nuotama Frances Bodomo
Shot in gloriously grainy Super 16mm, this poetic and thought-provoking portrait of the African immigrant experience in Louisiana stars Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis.
Dir. Bentley Brown
A family moves from Sudan to the US in search of a better life, but soon discovers the hardships of the economic crisis.
with Elodie Lefebvre, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, and Sister Malika Lee Whitney
The 9pm screening will feature a Q&A with Cassa, Cassa director Elodie Lefebvre, Urban Bush Women founder Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, and master storytelling artist Sister Malika Lee Whitney.