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African Film Festival at BAM/PFA

posted by Chad Jones on Wed, Feb 3, 2010

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African Film Festival
In the spirit of Athol Fugard's Coming Home, a play that invites audiences to explore the rich complexity of African culture, comes news of the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive's African Film Festival.

Here's a message from our friends at BAM/PFA:

Become a BAM/PFA member and receive discounted tickets to the African Film Festival, showing now at PFA through February 24. This annual series invites Bay Area audiences to experience the vibrant voices and visions of recent cinema from across the African continent. Members also receive discounted PFA tickets year round, free admission to BAM/PFA's new live performance series L@TE: Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA, and more!

Among the upcoming films are:

Sacred Places - Thursday, February 4 (Cameroon/France, 2009). Cameroonian filmmaker Jean-Marie Téno profiles a poor but lively neighborhood in the capital of Burkina Faso, where a cine-club proprietor tries to include Burkinabe films among the action and Bollywood fare. (70 mins)

Dance Dance Revolution: Contemporary African Dance on Film - Wednesday, February 10 (U.S., U.K., Mozambique, 2007–2008). Two remarkable films on contemporary African choreography: Nora, a dance-film about and starring Zimbabwean choreographer Nora Chipaumire; and Movement (R)Evolution Africa, which follows nine African choreographers on a U.S. tour. (100 mins)

Prince of Broadway - Thursday, February 18 (U.S., 2008). Director Sean Baker in person. “It’s a hard knock-off life” for a Ghanaian immigrant saddled with a baby boy amid the hustlers of New York’s Garment District. From the director of Greg the Bunny; winner of the L.A. Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize and the Special Jury Award from Locarno. (100 mins)

For a complete schedule and for more information visit, Or call the BAM/PFA membership office at 510 643-9632 before February 28 and receive 20 percent off the purchase of any membership over $50 when you mention the African Film Festival.


I've had the privilege of meeting Idrissa Ouedraogo in Monterrey Mexico at the Encuentro Internacional de Cineastas. He produced the segment representing Burkina Faso in the international production 11'09''01 - September 11. He is a great director and a great ambassador for all of Africa. Cheers.

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