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.

BFC/A’s Archival Assistant Audrey Hood reflects on creating a Paulin Vieyra Pop-up Exhibit for our September 5-6 Workshop

Guest post by Audrey Hood, BFCA Archival Assistant The BFC/A recently hosted a two-day workshop on Paulin S. Vieyra, the renowned pioneer of post-colonial African film. Paulin’s son and president of PSVFilms, Stéphane Vieyra, spent the week at IU touring repositories, visiting classes, and participating in the workshop. During the preparation for the workshop, my … Continue reading BFC/A’s Archival Assistant Audrey Hood reflects on creating a Paulin Vieyra Pop-up Exhibit for our September 5-6 Workshop

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