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Twenty years of African cinema ( Caméra d’Afrique)

Publié le February 25, 2021
A retrospective of African cinema & sub Saharan film makers.

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WHAT: Twenty years of African cinema ( Caméra d’Afrique)

WHEN: March 9 to April 9, 2021

WHERE: Online

PRICE: Free registration

RESERVATION: Institut francais.

INFOS: Screening available anytime from March 9 to April 9, 2021.

Directed by Fedir Boughedir
1983 | Tunisia France | 95 min
In French with English subtitles

Some 70 years after cinema was invented, and after more than half a century of colonial cinema in which Africa was used as an exotic backdrop but its inhabitants were often depicted as less than human and portrayed in ways that undermined their dignity, Africans in newly independent countries were finally able to operate the camera themselves.

Shot over a decade, Caméra d’Afrique relates the first 20 years of the new cohorts of creative film-makers that emerged in sub-Saharan Africa, documenting an unprecedented hunger for expression that remains unsated to this day.