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Film Series

FilmAfrica 2016

 
 
May 25—May 30, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Co-presented by the New York African Film Festival, this cinematic companion to the annual DanceAfrica celebration features the best fiction and documentary films from Ghana, Sudan, Kenya, Nigeria, and beyond, with a special focus on Senegal, the home of this year’s visiting company. 

To kick off the festival, Dakar Vert Environmental Film Festival partners with BAMcinématek to co-present three films and an academic panel on environmental issues that examine some of the most urgent ecological issues in contemporary Africa and the developing world at large.


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PAST EVENTS
Film
Lamb
 

An Ethiopian boy will do anything to save his beloved sheep in this remarkable debut feature.

May 26—May 27, 2016
 
 
Film
Red Leaves + Cholo
 

Two poignant portraits capturing the struggle to find one’s place in the world.

Fri, May 27, 2016
 
 
Film
Afripedia
 

This program examines the artistic communities in Ghana, Kenya, Ivory Coast, and Senegal.

Fri, May 27, 2016
 
 
Film
Sembene!
 

An ambitious documentary about the father of African cinema.

Sat, May 28, 2016
 
 
Film
The Longest Kiss + The Prophecy
 

A feature about Sudanese youths searching for home screens with a Senegalese short.

Sat, May 28, 2016
 
 
Kids
Kirikou and the Wild Beasts
 

Lilliputian hero Kirikou must outwit an evil witch in this sequel to Kirikou and the Sorceress.

Sun, May 29, 2016
Ages 7+
 
 
Film
Under the Starry Sky
 

A journey underscoring the realities, hopes, and dreams of contemporary emigration.

Sun, May 29, 2016
 
 
Film
TGV
 

A bus driver and his passengers make a dangerous trip.

Mon, May 30, 2016
 
 
Film
Head Gone
 

This allegorical comedy of errors features some of Nigeria’s biggest names in acting.

Mon, May 30, 2016
 
 
Film
Mbeubeuss, le terreau de l’espoir + Mbeubeuss
 

A pair of portraits about one of the most fraught ecological environments in the world.

Wed, May 25, 2016
 
 
Film
The E-Waste Tragedy
 

This film reveals a toxic global trade fueled by greed and corruption.

Wed, May 25, 2016
 
 
Dance
DanceAfrica 2016
 

DanceAfrica 2016 welcomes two Dakar-based companies, WAATO SiiTA and Tenane.

May 27—May 30, 2016
 
 
Film
Black Girl
 

Ousmane Sembène’s landmark of African cinema is a seminal film about race and colonialism.

May 18—May 24, 2016
Newly restored