Film Series

FilmAfrica

 
 
May 23—May 26, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
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Co-presented by the New York African Film Festival, this cinematic companion to BAM's DanceAfrica celebration features the best fiction and documentary films from South Africa, Tunisia, Sudan, and beyond, including a special focus on films from Madagascar.


 
PAST EVENTS
Film
Legends of Madagascar
 

This comedy follows three friends through the diverse landscape of Madagascar.

Fri, May 23, 2014
 
 
Film
The Child of the Sun
 

After a night of mischief, three young people unexpectedly meet a mysterious writer.

Fri, May 23, 2014
 
 
Film
Angano, Angano
 

This pioneering work of ethnography captures the founding myths of Malagasy culture.

Sat, May 24, 2014
 
 
Film
Cassa, Cassa + Boneshaker + Faisal Goes West
 

Three short films that illuminate African culture’s encounter with the outside world.

Sat, May 24, 2014
 
 
Film
Felix
 

Against the wishes of his mother, a teenager pursues his dream of becoming a saxophonist.

Sun, May 25, 2014
Ages 8—12
 
 
Film
Nairobi Half Life + The Promise
 

A drama about an aspiring actor in Kenya, plus a short romantic comedy from Nigeria.

Sun, May 25, 2014
 
 
Film
Something Necessary
 

A woman rebuilds her life after civil unrest claims her family in this powerful drama.

Sun, May 25, 2014
 
 
Film
When the Stars Meet the Sea
 

A child is cast out from society in this poetic drama from Madagascar.

Mon, May 26, 2014
 
 
Film
Burn It Up Djassa + Fueling Poverty
 

A gritty portrait of crime in the Ivory Coast screens with a film about fraud in Nigeria.

Mon, May 26, 2014