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

 
 
 

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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
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Mother of George
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Andrew Dosunmu’s exquisite, enlightening look at immigrant life, set in Crown Heights’ Yoruba community, about a Nigerian restaurant owner and his new wife and their struggles to conceive a child.

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Youssou Ndour
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Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love
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Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love
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A remarkable film portrait of the legendary Senegalese musician and humanitarian during the making of his 2004 Grammy Award-winning album Egypt.

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Rafiki
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Rafiki
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Rafiki
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Rising star Wanuri Kahiu became the first Kenyan filmmaker to premiere at Cannes with this sublime coming-of-age portrait of two young women in Nairobi who must fight against societal prejudice.

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 Aya Of Yop City
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Aya of Yop City
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Aya of Yop City
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This animated film captures life in post-colonial, working-class Ivory Coast through the lens of 19-year-old Aya, who aspires to become a doctor one day, and her friends Adjoua and Bintou.

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PAST EVENTS
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
 

Larger than-life Sabine works in a tiny salon in the immigrant Brussels district of Matonge.

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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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