Looking at Africa through Contemporary African Films

Yale’s Council on African Studies and Film Study Center will jointly sponsor a series of recent films that take a look at African life and culture from an African perspective. All films will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Luce Hall auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Avenue. The series is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 20

“Hyenas” Senegal, 1992, director Djibril Diop Mambety . When the richest woman in the world returns to Colobane, the hometown that drove her out in shame 30 years earlier, she offers them a deal they can’t refuse.

Thursday, February 27

“Keita: The Heritage of the Griot” Burkina Fasco, 1995, director Dani Kouyate . A coming-of-age story with roots in the past, “Keita” creates a world in which 13th century West Africa, as depicted in the “Sundjata Epic,” interpenetrates contemporary life.

Thursday, March 6

“Afrique, Je Te Plumerai” Cameroon, 1992, director Jean-Marie Teno . This provocative and sardonic documentary traces the continuing colonial exploitation of a culture that has outlasted the actual presence of colonial powers.

For further information, please call 432-3436.

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Gila Reinstein: gila.reinstein@yale.edu, 203-432-1325