African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) Distributes Paulin Vieyra 7-DVD Box Set

Paulin Vieyra 7-DVD Box Set Available from African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF). This set includes Paulin Vieyra classics: Afrique sur Seine, Birago Diop, Môl, L’Envers du Décor – Ousmane Sembène: The Making of Ceddo, A Nation is Born, Lamb and Iba N’Diaye and a catalog of detailed history, timelines, highlights, testimonials and more.

HYENAS (1992) Restoration: Free Screening 11/6 || About the Filmmakers

On Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 pm, the BFC/A and the IU African Studies Program are thrilled to present the new restoration of Djibril Diop Mambéty's HYENAS courtesy of Metrograph Pictures. Hosted by the iu libraries moving image archive: FREE tickets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqO9FFwIAGA SHORT SYNOPSIS The village of Colobane, devastated by drought and unemployment, sees sudden … Continue reading HYENAS (1992) Restoration: Free Screening 11/6 || About the Filmmakers

COMING SOON || Nov. 4-8: Djibril Diop Mabéty’s Hyenas RESTORED, and more!

11/4 @ 7pm | IU Cinema11/6 @ 7pm | IULMIA11/8 @ 7pm | IU CinemaJUMP TO: Do the Right Thing ⇣ || Hyenas ⇣ || Babylon ⇣ DO THE RIGHT THING (Dir. Spike Lee) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ny631yQ-DM Mon, Nov 4 at 7 pm | IU Cinema | $4 tickets30th Anniversary Screening / New 4K Restoration It's the height of … Continue reading COMING SOON || Nov. 4-8: Djibril Diop Mabéty’s Hyenas RESTORED, and more!

Paulin Vieyra: Pioneer of African Cinemas – Filmmaker, Producer, Historian

Paulin Soumanou Vieyra (January 31, 1925 – November 4, 1987). Special thanks to Cathy Chamorey who took this brilliant photograph of Vieyra in Paris in the editing room where Paulin was working on his feature : En résidence surveillée in 1980.  Used courtesy Stéphane Vieyra. Who is Paulin Vieyra? Paulin Soumanou Vieyra was a pioneer of … Continue reading Paulin Vieyra: Pioneer of African Cinemas – Filmmaker, Producer, Historian

Fall 2019 with the BFC/A is All About: Art, Scholarship, New and Renewed Films, Celebrating Filmmakers

Experiencing Contemporary Art Rough and Unequal: A Film by Kevin Jerome Everson || Grunwald Gallery || Now showing Noon-4PM, Tuesdays to Saturdays || Visit. CLICK GOLD HIGHLIGHTED WORDS FOR MORE INFORMATION 🙂 The 16mm films in the Rough & Unequal installation capture the waxing and waning of the moon. Engaging Guest Scholars Paulin Vieyra Workshop … Continue reading Fall 2019 with the BFC/A is All About: Art, Scholarship, New and Renewed Films, Celebrating Filmmakers

‘Superpower: Africa in Science Fiction’ at Bristol’s Arnolfini

An exhibit at the Arnolfini in Bristol has been exploring how Africa is expressed in science fiction with films, photography, visual art, and other media.  The exhibit’s stated aim is to explore the “recent tendency for artists and filmmakers to apply the forms and concerns of science fiction to narratives situated in the African continent.” … Continue reading ‘Superpower: Africa in Science Fiction’ at Bristol’s Arnolfini

‘The Boda Boda Thieves’ Collects More Accolades and Funding

The Boda Boda Thieves, a film project by producers James Tayler and Wanjiku Sarah Muhoho with director Donald Mugisha, has turned heads at the Berlin International Film Festival’s Talent Campus. The film project, which will go into production in the coming months, won the Highlight Pitch Award at the festival’s Talent Project Market.  Additionally, the … Continue reading ‘The Boda Boda Thieves’ Collects More Accolades and Funding