Thursday, August 13, 2009

African Film Festival at Central Library

When: Saturday, August 15, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Where: Central Library, Clowes Auditorium

The Indianapolis Marion County Public Library will be hosting an African Film Festival as part of the 10th anniversary of the African Festival of Indianapolis on Saturday, August 15 in the Central Library Clowes Auditorium.

This event is free and open to the public.

The following films will be shown*:

11:00 am - Faat Kine (2 hours 1 minute): Directed by the acclaimed father of African cinema Ousmane Sembene, Faat Kine explores one women's resistance to the patriarchy that is inherent in the social, family, and economic contexts of her life. Faat Kine presents a new perspective on motherhood in 21st Century Africa. Presented in both French and English Subtitles

1:15 pm - Afro@Digital (52 minutes):
Afro@Digital by Balufu Bakupa-kanyinda questions and explores the multiple facets of technology in modern Africa. It presents a new perpective on how technology has influenced, is influenceing, and will influence an "Africa on the Move." Presented in English, French, Jula, and Yoruba with english subtitles.

2:30 pm - Ezra (1 hout 50 minutes):
Ezra by Newton Aduaka explores the complexities of civil war from the perspective of a former child soldier. It demonstrates the effects of civil conflict on one child as he loses the innocence of childhood and plunges into a cycle of violence that destroys himself, his loved ones, and his fellow citizens. Presented in English.

*Please note that these films are not rated and parents are very strongly cautioned due to strong subject matter and adult material. For more information call (317) 275-4099.

To learn more about the African Festival click [here].

To learn more about the African Film Festival click [here].

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