Through African Eyes — Vol. 1



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Through African Eyes: Dialogues with the Directors surveys African cinema through candid revealing conversations with twenty of its most original and celebrated filmmakers. From the pioneers in the industry to the emerging generation they are all bonded by their need to tell stories to shed light on African realities and to shape the future images of the continent. Having been in the unique position of charting the development of African cinema since 1990, African Film Festival, Inc. proudly presented this important anthology during its 10th anniversary season.

Featured Interviews

Ousmane Sembene with Samba Gadjigo; Mweze Ngangura with Mbye Cham; Safi Faye with Zeiba Monod; Kwaw Ansah with Letebele Masemola-Jones; Gaston Kaboré with Baba Hama; Abderrahmane Sissako with Kwame Anthony Appiah; Flora Gomes with Frieda Ekotto; Idrissa Ouedraogo with Olivier Barlet; Cheick Oumar Sissoko with Danny Glover; Jean-Marie Teno with Jonathan Nossiter; Roger Gnoan M'Bala with Dan Talbot; Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda with Mamadou Niang; Jean-Pierre Bekolo with Christine Tully-Sitchet; Moussa Sene Absa with Prerana Reddy; Mahamat Saleh-Haroun with A.O. Scott; Wanjuri Kinyanjui with Dommie Yambo-Odotte; Alain Gomis with Jonathan Demme; Tunde Kelani with Dorothy Désir; Theo Eshetu with Keith Shiri; and Dumisani Phakathi with Xoliswa Sithole.

Critical Essays

Françoise Pfaff, Teresa Hoefert de Turégano and Jude Akudinobi with foreword by Richard Peña, former Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center.