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African Legacy: Francophone Films 1955 to 2019

February 8 – March 21, 2020

The first installment in an annual program focusing on African cinema through historical and contemporary lenses, this series brings together fourteen films offering a range of interpretations of the culture of French speaking Africa and the African diaspora. The films tell the stories of artisans, musicians, storytellers, and many more, all of which confront the colonial accounts of African legacy and invention. A number of them have recently been preserved or restored. Three events take place at the Embassy of France in Washington, DC. Special thanks to the embassy, La Cinémathèque Afrique de l’Institut Français, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

Registration is required for events at the Embassy of France. See below for details.

Download the Winter 2020 Film Calendar (PDF 1.1MB) 

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