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)’
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.
Kemtiyu, Cheikh AntaOusmane William Mbaye IFFR 2018 94′
The remarkable story about the lifework of Senegalese scientist Cheikh Anta Diop who studied philosophy, physics, chemistry, history and linguistics. All this knowledge came together in his thesis: Africa is the birthplace of civilisation and the Egyptian pharaohs were black Africans. A claim with a high price to pay.
To Be FreeAdepero Oduye IFFR 2018 13′
In a tiny after-hours club, Nina Simone finds a way, for one moment, to be free.
I Believe in PinkVictoria Thomas IFFR 2018 5′
In a crowded market on the Lagos mainland, John makes men beautiful by tattooing their lips.