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Through African Eyes | Vol. 2 | Conversations with The Directors

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.

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