A half-century of African cinema is celebrated on this 20th anniversary of the event. Paying tribute to Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène -the ‘father of African cinema’, this two-month, multi-venue event, showcases classic and contemporary African films and documentaries.
This anniversary marks a transition to a second generation of filmmakers that is, notably, represented by an increasing number of women. Chinonye Chukwu’s autobiographical film, Alaskaland, looks especially interesting to me. Described as:
” ……..intimate window onto the conflicts of a young Alaska-raised Nigerian struggling to come to terms with his cultural heritage.”
More info at New York African Film Festival.
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