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)’
Who Am I?Nick Reding, Wanuri Kahiu IFFR 2018 30′
"Through the eyes of children, an enlightened voice is given to the tribal and religious fissures that are growing in Kenyan society."(Nick Redding)
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.
How Can I Ever Be LateClaudrena N. Harold, Kevin Jerome Everson IFFR 2018 5′
African-American students at the University of Virginia welcome the band Sly and the Family Stone at Charlottesville airport in 1973.
I Believe in PinkVictoria Thomas IFFR 2018 5′
In a crowded market on the Lagos mainland, John makes men beautiful by tattooing their lips.