Yearly Archives: 2012

  • Autumn Highlights
  • September 28, 2012 – December 31, 2012


    Co-presented by African Film Festival, Inc. and Bronx Library Center

    Saturday, October 20, 2012, 2:30pm
    Bling, Raquel Cepeda, Sierra Leone / USA, 2007, 85 min.

    Untold Stories From Africa

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  • 2012 AFF Summer Series

    Friday, July 6th – 6:00 pm

    LOCATION Joyce Kilmer Park, Bronx (161st Street and Grand Concourse)
    RAIN VENUE The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse
    LIVE PERFORMANCE The Cimarron Project featuring Roman Diaz

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  • 2013 Summer Series

    LOCATION: Joyce Kilmer Park, Bronx (161st Street and Grand Concourse)
    DATE: Friday, July 5th – 6:00 pm
    LIVE PERFORMANCE: The Cimarron Project featuring Roman Diaz + DJ David Medina
    FILM: Suite Habana (Fernando Pérez, Cuba, 2003, 80min.)… read more»

zims forgotten children
  • Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children
  • Director: Xoliswa Sithole and Jezza Neuman
    Countries: South Africa / Zimbabwe
    Year: 2010
    Running Time: 90 min.
    Language: Shona and English

    The story of three children trying to survive in Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe.

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  • Zimbabwe 2002
  • Director: Farai Sevenzo
    Country: Zimbabwe
    Year: 2002
    Running Time: 30 min.
    Language: English and Shona

    Sevenzo, a journalist and filmmaker, returns to Zimbabwe after a 15-year absence to see how his family responds to and participates in the 2002 elections. … read more»

  • Zan Boko
  • Director: Gaston Kaboré
    Countries: Burkina Faso
    Year: 1988
    Running Time: 94 min.
    Language: Mooré

    Zan boko means “place where the placenta is buried” in Moré, one of the principal languages of the filmmaker’s native Burkina Faso, and symbolizes an individual’s … read more»

  • Yellow Fever-Taxi Man / Fievre Jaune-Taximan
  • Director: Jean-Marie Teno
    Countries: Cameroon
    Year: 1985
    Running Time: 30 min.
    Language: French

    A delightful comic short, Yellow Fever-Taxi Man chronicles the misadventures of Sam, a swaggering cab driver in the Cameroonian capital Yaoundé, who sees himself as quite the … read more»

  • Yellow Card
  • Director: John Riber
    Countries: Zimbabwe
    Year: 2000
    Running Time: 90 min.
    Language: English

    Tiyane is 17. He is the rising star of the city’s soccer team and doing well in high school. His hormones are running riot and everyone wants … read more»

  • Yaaba
  • Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo
    Countries: Burkina Faso
    Year: 1989
    Running Time: 90 min.
    Language: Mooré

    Yaaba unfolds in the spectacular landscapes of rural Burkina Faso in a mythical time when peasant life was still unspoiled by colonialism. It is the story … read more»

  • Xica da Silva
  • Director: Carlos Diegues
    Countries: Brazil
    Year: 1976
    Running Time: 107 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    The story of legendary slave, Xica da Silva, who parlays a unique sexual talent into a rise to power that elevates her into the unofficial Empress of … read more»

  • Wrestling Grounds / L’Appel des Arènes
  • Director: Cheikh Ndiaye
    Countries: Senegal
    Year: 2005
    Running Time: 105 min.
    Language: Wolof and French

    When 17-year-old Nalla joins a champion wrestling team, he learns that wrestling is about more than muscles, money and ladies. Wrestling Grounds twists the familiar … read more»

la blessure
  • The Wound / La Blessure
  • Director: Nicolas Klotz
    Countries: France
    Year: 2005
    Running Time: 162 min.
    Language: French and English

    The Wound is the story of Blandine, an African woman who experiences prejudice and brutality at the hands of the state when she attempts to … read more»

  • Woubi Chéri
  • Director: Philip Brooks and Laurent Bocahut
    Countries: Ivory Coast / France
    Year: 1998
    Running Time: 62 min.
    Language: French

    Woubi Chéri is a 1998 French/Ivorian documentary that shows a few days in the life of various members of the gay … read more»

la femme seule
  • The Woman Alone / La Femme Seule
  • Director: Brahim Fritah
    Countries: Togo / France
    Year: 2004
    Running Time: 23 min.
    Language: French

    The Woman Alone is based on the story of Akosse Legba, a young Togolese woman who has been a victim of modern slavery in France. … read more»

within a shaow
  • Within a Shadow Lies What Will Fall
  • Director: Ingrid Mwangi and Robert Hutter
    Countries: USA / Kenya
    Year: 2003

    Within a Shadow Lies What Will Fall is a two-channel video installation in which Ingrid Mwangi and Robert Hutter engage in a dialogue about cultural identity, place and … read more»

  • The Widow’s Inheritance / A Herança da Viúva
  • Director: Sol de Carvalho
    Countries: Mozambique
    Year: 1997
    Running Time: 54 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    The true story of a widow begins after her husband dies; her neighborhood says she is the murderer. This film is about how she survives.

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whole trinity of being
  • Whole – A Trinity of Being
  • Director: Shelley Barry
    Countries: South Africa
    Year: 2004
    Running Time: 15 min.
    Language: English

    Three experimental shorts which deal with sexuality, visibility, and voice from the perspective of a wheelchair user who turns the camera on herself to celebrate love … read more»

  • White Handkerchief
  • Director: Tunde Kelani
    Countries: Nigeria
    Year: 1998
    Running Time: 17 min.
    Language: English and Yoruba

    Odejimi is marrying his childhood love Awero. On their wedding night, Odejimi has a white handkerchief that has to be stained by the virginal blood … read more»