Monthly Archives: November 2014

  • 19th National Traveling Series

    Since 1995, African Film Festival, Inc. has worked to increase access to African cinema by expanding its channels of distribution. In order to make the unique experience of watching African cinema available to a wider audience, AFF … read more»

  • Happy Thanksgiving from the African Film Festival!

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  • Jacques de Villiers
  • Biography: Cape Town born de Villiers is a film editor, music-maker, occasional film lecturer/teacher and very occasional director. He is very active as a musician, having released the album sleepsongs and the More Wind For Lonely Suburbs EP. He is … read more»

  • Laura Gamse
  • Biography: American born Gamse received a Fulbright Fellowship in 2009. Gamse is currently working on the invisible sessions, a series of musical meditations intended to increase international awareness of phenomenal African artists; and the Abahlali Bikes Initiative, a project … read more»

  • You Chuse
  • Directors: Rehad Desai and Anita Khanna
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 2008
    Running Time: 50 min.
    Language: English

    You Chuse is a documentary on the role of new media democracy movements in Africa. Using innovative remixing and reworking of various media … read more»

  • Alan Dater
  • Biography: Alan Dater graduated from Goddard College in 1965 with a B.A. in Philosophy. He began his film career in New York City shortly thereafter working on documentaries as a freelance soundman and later as a director/cameraman. Many of these … read more»

  • Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai
  • Directors: Alan Dater and Lisa Merton
    Country: Kenya and USA
    Year: 2008
    Running Time: 80 min.
    Language: English

    Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into … read more»

  • Alan Dater and Lisa Merton
  • Biography: Alan Dater and Lisa Merton have been working together on the production of documentary films since 1989. Their productions include: Home to Tibet, a film about a Tibetan refugee’s return to his homeland, shown on many PBS stations, … read more»

  • They Are We
  • Directors: Emma Christopher
    Country: Australia, Cuba, Liberia and Sierra Leone
    Year: 2013
    Running Time: 90 min.
    Language: English

    Josefa held her village’s songs and dances in her heart. Captured in Africa, she treasured them as she was loaded into the … read more»

  • Emma Christopher
  • Biography: Emma is an academic historian, writer and anti-slavery campaigner who is on the faculty at the University of Sydney and currently holds a five-year Australian Research Council Fellowship. She has previously held fellowships at Yale University and Monash University, … read more»

  • Young Rebels
  • Directors: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck 
    Country: Cuba and USA
    Year: 2005
    Running Time: 70 min.
    Language: English and Spanish

    When hip-hop takes to Havana, Cuban artists’ spirited beats and rhymes are just as much a product of the troubled … read more»

  • Kaouther Ben Hania
  • Biography: Kaouther Ben Hania was born in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia. She is a director and a scriptwriter and is based in Paris. She studied cinema in Tunisia (EDAC) then in Paris (Fémis and the Sorbonne). She directed several short films … read more»

  • Kempinski
  • Director: Neïl Beloufa
    Country: Mali
    Year: 2007
    Running Time: 14 min.
    Language: French

    Kempinski is a mystical and animist place. People emerge from the dark, holding fluorescent lamps; they speak about a magical world. “Today we have a space station. … read more»

  • U.M.H.K
  • Director: Sammy Baloji
    Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Year: 2008
    Running Time: 15 min.
    Language: French

    U.M.H.K. stands for Union Minière du Haut Katanga, a Belgian mining company founded in 1906, in Leopold II’s Congo Free State, to exploit … read more»