Francophone Film Symposium, March 1-5

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University Bloomington will welcome four acclaimed film directors for a week of free screenings and engagement with students, faculty and the community, starting Monday (March 1).

Most events for “From the Post Colonial to the Global Postmodern? African and Caribbean Francophone Filmmakers and Scholars in Conversation” will take place March 1-5 at the center’s new home in suite 044B of the Wells Library, 1320 E. Tenth St.

Filmmakers Gaston Kaboré, from Burkina Faso, Euzhan Palcy, from Martinique, Joseph Gaï Ramaka, from Senegal, and Jean-Marie Teno, from Cameroon, will screen and discuss their films in workshops throughout the week. Several of their films are being shown in Indiana for the first time.

About BFC/A

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. View all posts by BFC/A

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