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FILM SERIES

FilmAfrica: co-presented by BAM & AFF, Inc.

 
 
May 28—Jun 26, 2020
 
 

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For this year’s edition of the annual cinematic companion to DanceAfrica, BAM partners with African Film Festival, Inc. to present a selection of modern African cinema classics. All FilmAfrica screenings are online, with proceeds supporting African Film Festival, Inc., and BAM during the temporary closure.

“While we are not able to hold this year's edition of FilmAfrica in-venue, BAM and African Film Festival, Inc. are delighted to collaborate to offer this alternative: a variety of insightful and engaging cinematic stories and experiences presented in the virtual space. From comedic and complex dramas, to family-oriented films to informative documentaries, audiences will be immersed in the rich lives of people from across the diaspora, as filmmakers show their views of Africa and of pride, determination, and hope for the future.”
—Mahen Bonetti, Founder and Executive Director of African Film Festival, Inc., and Ashley Clark, Director, Film Programming, BAM ­


 

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Mother Of George
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Mother of George
 

Andrew Dosunmu’s exquisite portrait of immigrant life, set in Crown Heights’ Yoruba community.

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Youssou Ndour
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Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love
 

A remarkable film portrait of the legendary Senegalese musician and humanitarian.

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Rafiki
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Rafiki
 

Wanuri Kahiu’s sublime coming-of-age portrait of two fearless young women in Nairobi.

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 Aya Of Yop City
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Aya of Yop City
 

A portrait of urban Ivory Coast via the lens of 19-year-old Aya.

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A Screaming Man
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A Screaming Man
 

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s profoundly human drama of loss, regret, and a changing world.

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Chez Jolie Coiffure
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Chez Jolie Coiffure
 

A young Cameroonian woman discovers a beauty salon haven in the African quarter in Brussels.

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 National Diploma
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National Diploma
 

A documentary about a group of Congolese students as they prepare to take the state exam.

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 I Am Not A Witch
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I Am Not a Witch
 

Rungano Nyoni’s darkly comic fable set in contemporary Zambia.

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