Survey African cinema through candid, revealing conversations with over twenty of the continent’s most vibrant cinematic voices, from veteran to emerging directors. Renowned filmmakers lend their voices to one-on-one interviews and group conversations, exploring African cinema as a whole and revealing their own unique experiences. Together, they illuminate trends in contemporary African cinema, ranging from emerging regional film industries to evolving gender dynamics, and the re-definition of the term “African filmmaker.” African Film Festival, Inc., has been in the unique position of charting the development of African cinema for the past two decades; now in our 20th year, we are proud to present volume two of our landmark anthology series, Through African Eyes.
Featured conversations: Moustapha Alassane with Gaston Kaboré; Haile Gerima with Mbye Cham; Ngozi Onwurah with Simon Onwurah; Fanta Régina Nacro with Guetty Felin; Tsitsi Dangarembga with June Givanni; Zézé Gamboa with Yara Costa Pereira; Mama Keïta and Zeka Laplaine with Caroline Pochon; Jean-Michel Kibushi Ndjate Wooto with Paula Callus; Kamal El Mahouti and Brahim Fritah with Rasha Salti; Xoliswa Sithole with Nomsa Mwamuka; Cheick Fantamady Camara with Françoise Bouffault; Lancelot Imasuen, Seke Somolu, and Omelihu Nwanguma with Kaine Agary; George Amponsah and Zina Saro-Wiwa with Oladipo Agboluaje; François Verster and Rehad Desai with Kristin Pichaske; Jihan El-Tahri with Alonzo Rico Speight; Osvalde Lewat and Katy Lena Ndiaye with Aurélien Bodinaux; Judy Kibinge, Wanuri Kahiu, and Lupita Nyong’o with Ekwa Msangi-Omari; Dyana Gaye with James Schamus; and Ousmane Sembene with Mamadou Niang and Samba Gadjigo.
Featuring essays by: Mamadou Diouf, Sean Jacobs and Adam Esrig, Jean-Marie Teno, Beti Ellerson, and Mamadou Niang, and forward by Richard Peña, Program Director of The Film Society of Lincoln Center.