Film Series

FilmAfrica

 
Film Series
 
May 23—May 27, 2019
 
   
 
 
 
 
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This cinematic companion to the annual DanceAfrica celebration showcases the best new narrative, documentary, and short films from across Africa and the diaspora, with a special focus on films from and about Rwanda.

Co-presented by the New York African Film Festival


Leadership support for BAM Film programs provided by The Thompson Family Foundation

 
 
PAST EVENTS
Sew the Winter to My Skin
Film
Sew the Winter to My Skin
 

A senses-stunning epic based on the true story of an anti-colonialist Robin Hood.

Thu, May 23, 2019
 
 
Finding Hillywood
Film
Finding Hillywood + Imfura
 

A moving documentary about the birth of Rwanda’s burgeoning film industry.

May 24—May 25, 2019
 
 
Ouaga Girls
Film
Ouaga Girls
 

A vital, heartfelt look at the issues facing women in a rapidly changing Burkina Faso.

Fri, May 24, 2019
 
 
Intore
Film
Intore + A Place for Myself
 

An inspiring look at how Rwanda is moving past its tragic history and reclaiming its identity.

Fri, May 24, 2019
 
 
Sometimes in April
Film
Sometimes in April
 

Idris Elba stars in Raoul Peck’s soul-shaking account of the Rwandan genocide.

Sat, May 25, 2019
 
 
Free
Dreamstates
Film
Dreamstates
 

A mesmerizing tour through America’s Afropunk underground, featuring Saul Williams.

Sat, May 25, 2019
 
 
The Fruitless Tree
Film
The Fruitless Tree
 

A taboo-shattering look at the stigma surrounding infertility in Niger.

May 25—May 27, 2019
 
 
Sumo
Film
Supa Modo
 

A new superhero takes flight in this heartfelt ode to the power of imagination.

Sun, May 26, 2019
 
 
Mossane
Film
Mossane
 

A stunning drama of tradition vs. rebellion from pioneering Senegalese director Safi Faye.

Sun, May 26, 2019
 
 
Borders
Film
Borders
 

Four West African women traveling alone fight back against sexual violence.

May 26—May 27, 2019
 
 
Entitled
Film
Shorts Program
 

An eclectic shorts program spotlighting the work of visionary artists across Africa.

May 26—May 27, 2019
 
 
Wallay
Film
Wallay
 

A boy reconnects with his Burkinabe roots in this tender tale of cross-cultural awakening.

Mon, May 27, 2019