New Wave in African Cinema Film Series – Vancouver, November 2013


La Nouvelle Vague dans le Cinéma Africain. Une collaboration de l'Université de la Colombie- Britannique et de la Cinémathèque, cofinancé avec le Liu Institute for Global Issues et le Conseil de Recherche en Sciences Humaines du Canada. Programmatrice : Dr. Julie MacArthur Longs métrages: Today, Alain Gomis (Senegal, 2012) Grey Matter, Kivu Ruhorahoza (Rwanda, 2011) One Man's Show, Newton I. Aduaka (Nigeria, 2013) Something Necessary, Judy Kibinge (Kenya, 2013) The Education of Auma Obama, Branwen Okpako (Germany, 2011) Restless City, Andrew Dosunmu (USA, 2011) The Battle of Tabatô, Joao Viana (Guinea-Bissau, 2013) Microphone, Ahmad Abdalla (Egypt, 2010) Under the Starry Sky, Dyana Gaye (Senegal, 2013) Man on Ground, Akin Omotoso (South Africa, 2008) Courts métrages: Yellow Fever, Ng'endo Mukii (Kenya, 2012) Jesus and the Giant, Akin Omotoso (South Africa, 2008) Adamt, Zelalem Woldermariam (Ethiopia, 2013) Kwaku Ananse, Akosua Adoma Owusu (Ghana, 2013) Boneshaker, Frances Bodomo (USA, 2013) Saint Louis Blues (Un Transport Commun), Dyana Gaye (Senegal, 2009) Pumzi, Wanuri Kahiu (Kenya, 2009) Hasaki Ya Suda, Cedric Ido (Burkina Faso, 2011) The Cassava Metaphor (La Métaphore du Manioc), Lionel Meta (Cameroon, 2010) Phyllis, Zina Saro-Wiwa (Nigeria, 2010). African Film Series: November 2013 NEW WAVE IN AFRICAN CINEMA: A FILM SERIES The New Wave in African Cinema Film Series is a joint venture between the University of British Columbia and The Cinematheque, Vancouver that will bring ten feature films and ten short films to Vancouver to screen from November 1st – 7th 2013. In the past few years, a new wave of African filmmaking has changed the landscape of African cinema dramatically. The weight and extent of this shift has largely gone unnoticed, particularly as the programming of African cinema internationally is often sporadic and idiosyncratic. The new wave in African cinema is characterized by a younger generation of filmmakers who are engaging in a much more philosophically personal, visually daring and intellectually engaged form of filmmaking than previous generations of African filmmakers. These films, while taking on some of the same subject matter as their predecessors, privilege interiority and poetics over the more didactic or overtly political and nation-building approaches of past cinematic production. Seen together, these films herald a new wave of African cinema led by directors from across the continent who confine themselves neither to a purely African space nor to the diaspora but are deeply committed to the contemporary social, political and moral questions facing the continent. As part of the film series, we have invited several directors from across the continent to Vancouver to introduce their films and to participate in question and answer sessions with the audience. This week-long event will also include several workshops and panel discussions bringing together students, scholars, practitioners, filmmakers and members of the public to discuss the state of African cinema and the engagement of cinema with pressing social, historical, economic and political concerns.
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