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FILM SERIES

FilmAfrica

 
 
May 27—Jun 2, 2022
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Looking back at the decade-plus history of FilmAfrica at BAM, this series gathers recent work with hits from past festivals to celebrate the incredible cinema New York African Film Festival brings to BAM each year during DanceAfrica, the nation’s largest festival dedicated to African dance and music. This year’s film lineup includes TGV, Hot Irons, and Don't F*** With Me, I Have 51 Brothers and Sisters, along with other features and two short film programs.


Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation.

Jerome L. Greene Foundation

 

Leadership support for the BAM Hamm Archives and BAM Film, Community, and Education programs provided by The Thompson Family Foundation Leadership support for BAM Film provided by the Ford Foundation ­

 
PAST EVENTS
Film
TGV: 25th Anniversary Screening
 

Passengers traveling by bus between Senegal and Guinea face a revolt at the border.

May 27—May 30, 2022
 
 
Film
When the Stars Meet the Sea
 

A blind mystic guides Kapila—born during an eclipse, so feared and abandoned—back home.

Sat, May 28, 2022
 
 
Film
Saloum
 

Three mercenaries go into hiding in Dakar, where devastating secrets are revealed.

Sat, May 28, 2022
 
 
Film
Min Alesh?
 

An international race offers Selam, a passionate runner, the chance to achieve her dreams.

May 28—May 31, 2022
 
 
Film
FilmAfrica Shorts
 

Short films from Sudan, Senegal, England, South Africa, and more.

May 28—May 31, 2022
 
 
Film
Mrs. F.
 

Patriarchy and religion complicate the staging of a play about gender inequality in Nigeria.

Sun, May 29, 2022
 
 
Film
A Child’s Love Story
 

Innocent love and friendship between children in Senegal reveal cultural and class divides.

Sun, May 29, 2022
 
 
Film
Hot Irons + Histoire de tresses
 

Stories of extravagant hair styling from Detroit and Rwanda.

Sun, May 29, 2022
 
 
Film
Sex, Okra and Salted Butter
 

Pure separation comedy: Traditional African man copes with his wife's extra-marital affair.

May 29—Jun 1, 2022
 
 
Film
The Promises
 

N’Diaye interviews Malian women who claim to be possessed by spirits known as jinn.

Mon, May 30, 2022
 
 
Film
Juju Factory
 

Kongo Congo, a writer living in Brussels, weaves Congolese history with Belgium’s ghosts.

Mon, May 30, 2022
 
 
Film
Head Gone
 

In this comedy of errors, a bus driver loses psych patients and tries to cover it up.

Tue, May 31, 2022
 
 
Film
Don't F*** With Me, I Have 51 Brothers and Sisters
 

Dumisani Phakathi documents finding his 51 siblings and grieving his father in South Africa.

Wed, Jun 1, 2022
 
 
Film
Retro Shorts Program
 

These shorts take us from a village in Ethiopia to the streets of Marseille, and beyond.

Thu, Jun 2, 2022
 
 
Film
Clouds Over Conakry
 

The son of a village imam must choose between a life of tradition or a life of free will.

Thu, Jun 2, 2022