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.


Wednesday, March 25, 6:00PM BB Comer 257

Le bonheur d’Elza/Elza(2011)

A young French woman searches for her roots on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, despite the wishes of her mother to leave the past alone.


Wednesday, April 15, 6:00PM BB Comer 257

Palabres animés du Griot (1991)

A series of inventive short films representing traditional stories interpreted by the Congolese animator Jean-Michel Kibushi.