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New York African Film Festival (Nyaff) 1998
4è edition

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the fourth
new york african film festival

april 14 – 24. 1998

Presented by The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the African Film Festival, Inc., in collaboration with the Brooklyn Museum

This program was organized by Richard Peña and the African Film Festival, Inc. (Mahen Bonetti, Don Webster, Maureen Slattery, and Sharan Sklar). Thanks are due Tunde Giwa, Hilary Ney, Nicole Kekeh, Mamadou Niang, Manthia Diawara, Luca Bonetti, Cat Stevens, Kevin Dugan, Lubangi Muniania, William C. MacKay, Amy Empson, and French Cultural Services.

Air Afrique provides transportation for visiting African filmmakers. Additional support comes from the Rockefeller Foundation, UNDP, UNESCO, New York State Council on the Arts, Chase Manhattan Foundation and Piper Heidsieck.

Since our very first sold-out celebration of African filmmaking-1993’s Modern Days, Ancient Nights-we have continued to present in-depth surveys of the remarkable riches of this exhilarating, ever-expanding cinematic territory. In our fourth festival, we spotlight the latest films by veteran directors such as Idrissa Ouedraogo, Jean-Marie Teno, Kwah Ansah and Adama Drabo, as well as selections representing what’s new in African cinema. Whatever the directorial style-cutting-edge or classic-the themes that move these films are as familiar as today’s headlines, and as eternal as the land from which they arise: the terrible, yet often creative tensions between past traditions and present progress; actual and mystical quests for durable truths that can change the life of a person, a village or a nation; and always the rich ground that lies between men and women, ready for battle or tilling. Join us for an eye-opening journey through this year’s screenings of Africa’s modern days and ancient nights.

Note: all films are subtitled in English unless otherwise noted.