Spring 2020 Series: Afro-French Stories

North & Subsaharan African and the Diaspora

Wednesday, January 29, 6:00PM BB Comer 257

La bataille d’Alger/The Battle of Algiers (1967)

The acclaimed re-creation of the brutal urban guerilla fighting that helped bring about Algerian independence, filmed in the real locations with actors who had lived through the events.

Wednesday, February 12, 6:00PM BB Comer 257

Sembene! (2015)

Documentary film focusing on the life of writer and director Ousmane Sembene (1923-2007), considered to be the Father of African Cinema.

Wednesday, March 9, 6:00PM BB Comer 257

Trop noire pour être française?/Too black to be French? (2015)

Director and Protagonist Isabelle Boni explores the cracks in  the French universalist ideal.