African Film Festival to feature award-winning films

African Film Festival to feature award-winning films

The 14th annual African Film Festival invites St. Louisans to see eight of Africa’s most acclaimed films on the big screen. Highlights include two Kenyan films, the controversial “Rafiki,” which was banned in its own country, and “Supa Moda,” a family-friendly film that one critic called “the most important superhero movie you’ll see this year.”

Toliver-Diallo appointed to University City arts commission

Wilmetta Toliver-Diallo, PhD, assistant dean in the College of Arts & Sciences and senior lecturer in African and African-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, has been appointed to University City’s Municipal Commission on Arts & Letters.

Washington University African Film Festival March 28-30

Growing up in rural Alaska, Chukwuma is caught between American friends and traditional Nigerian parents. So begins “Alaskaland,” one of eight films to be screened March 28-30 as part of Washington University’s annual African Film Festival. Other highlights will include “Tey,” an impressionistic celebration of life and death, and “Aya of Yop City,” adapted from the graphic novels of Marguerite Abouet.

Film festival brings authentic African stories to Washington University March 22-24

​The eighth annual African Film Festival at Washington University in St. Louis will feature award-winning African films and filmmakers March 22-24. Organizers say the festival exposes the St. Louis community to “African stories as told by Africans,” helping to dispel stereotypes about Africa. All film showings, which are free and open to the public, take place in Brown Hall, Room 100, on the university’s Danforth Campus.​

African Film Festival at Washington University March 23-25

The annual African Film Festival at Washington University in St. Louis begins Friday, March 23. Over the course of three days, eight different films will showcase the African continent and its people. During a youth matinee, award-winning director, writer and animator Cilia Sawadogo will answer audience questions about her film.

African Film Festival to offer view of everyday life on the continent

The annual African Film Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, March 26-28, on the Danforth Campus, offering “one of its very strongest programs this year of unique and yet universally-relevant films,” says Gaylyn Studlar, PhD, director of the Program in Film and Media Studies in Arts & Sciences and the David May Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities.
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