Multifaceted contemporary African and African-diaspora cinema with special focus on the history of the Pan-African movement as captured in film.
Films in ‘Pan-African Cinema Today (PACT)’
I Believe in PinkVictoria Thomas IFFR 2018 5′
In a crowded market on the Lagos mainland, John makes men beautiful by tattooing their lips.
SankofaHaile Gerima IFFR 2018 125′
A black American model is gripped by the spirit of the past during a photo shoot close to an old slave fort. She travels back in time where, enslaved, she undergoes the horrors of slavery. An iconic film for the African diaspora and a key work in the oeuvre of African master Haile Gerima.
Her Name in My MouthIFFR 2018 6′
A reinvocation of the Aba Women’s War, the 1929 anti-colonial uprising in Nigeria, through embodiment, gesture and the archive.
Black GirlOusmane Sembène IFFR 2018 59′
A young Senegalese woman is 'chosen' as a governess by a rich French family in Dakar. When she moves to live with them in France, a dream seems to be coming true. This influential film by Sembene, the father of African cinema, clinically exposes the colonial process of dehumanization through an extremely layered narrative.