Film Series

FilmAfrica 2018

 
 
May 24—May 28, 2018
 
   
 
 
 
 
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Part of BAMcinématek and DanceAfrica Festival 2018

Co-presented by the New York African Film Festival

This cinematic companion to the annual DanceAfrica celebration showcases the best new narrative, documentary, and short films from across Africa and beyond, with a special focus on South Africa.


 
PAST EVENTS
Tilai
Film
Tilaï
 

A stunning family tragedy from the late master of Burkinabe cinema Idrissa Ouédraogo.

Thu, May 24, 2018
 
 
Green White Green
Film
Green White Green
 

This Nigerian comedy bursts with the energy and invention of early Spike Lee.

Fri, May 25, 2018
 
 
Play the Devil
Film
Play The Devil
 

A potent study of power and sexuality set against Trinidad's Carnival.

May 25—May 26, 2018
 
 
Black Super Hero Short
Film
FilmAfrica Shorts Program 1
 

Imaginative looks at the lives of children growing up in Senegal and Burkina Faso.

Sat, May 26, 2018
 
 
The African Who Wanted to Fly
Film
The African Who Wanted To Fly
 

How did a boy from Gabon become a martial arts master in China?

Sat, May 26, 2018
 
 
Liyana
Film
Liyana
 

A wondrous animation-documentary hybrid born of the imaginations of five Swazi children.

Sun, May 27, 2018
AGES 11+
 
 
A Gentle Magic
Film
A Gentle Magic
 

A probing look at the racial, historical, and political implications of skin-bleaching.

Sun, May 27, 2018
 
 
High Fantasy
Film
High Fantasy
 

Four teens swap bodies in this smart, punkish look at race and gender in South Africa.

Thu, May 31, 2018
 
 
The Suit
Film
FilmAfrica Shorts Program 2: South Africa
 

Captivating shorts that speak to South Africa’s history, folklore, and vibrant culture.

Sun, May 27, 2018
 
 
She Is King
Film
She is King
 

A glittering, star-is-born musical and an empowering celebration of Zulu culture.

Mon, May 28, 2018
 
 
Asinamali
Film
Asinamali
 

An explosive apartheid-era-set musical based on the acclaimed Broadway play.

Mon, May 28, 2018
 
 
Danceafrica 2018
Dance
DanceAfrica 2018 Performances
 

This year’s performance offers a taste of the rhythm and spirit of South Africa.

May 26—May 28, 2018