The 10th Annual African Film Festival, March 27 to 29, has a wide-ranging, impressive lineup of short and feature films representing Kenya, Cameroon, Tunisia, Burkina Faso and South Africa. From the sobering, Academy Award nominated "Timbuktu" to the humorous shorts "Beleh" and "Soko Sonko," the festival showcase the diversity of cinematic styles and subject matter, providing admirable depth and breadth.
Washington University hosts the African Film Festival from Friday, March 22nd through Sunday, March 24th. It includes three feature fiction premieres preceded by three accompanying short films. There's also a Saturday youth matinee of African animation accompanied by a short coming-of-age story. Several films have won awards, and two sessions include a Q&A with a director after the screening.
Washington University hosts the seventh African Film Festival March 23rd through the 25th. It includes eight films, three features introduced by short films plus a youth matinee. Selections this year celebrate independent women and the power of youth. Of those available for preview, A Trip to Algiers stands out for one family's political drama as Algeria embraces independence.
Washington University's sixth annual, free African Film Festival screens Friday, March 25 through Sunday, March 27. It includes a Youth Matinee at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26. The eight programs offer diverse genres and topics, from Kenya's first science fiction film to Africa's first feature-length animated film, from fables to cautionary tales.