The Film Society of Lincoln Center
APRIL 7 – MAY 31
Under the banner theme, Independent Africa, the 17th New York African Film Festival spotlights 17 African Nations, as they observe 50 years of independence from colonial rule. These nations include: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia and Togo. Complimenting the theme of independence, the festival incorporates rare archival footage of post-independent colonies, alongside independently produced classic and contemporary African cinema, to bring into full view a strong visual narrative, which chronicles the changes throughout the continent, over a fifty-year period. Rounding off the festival are films that highlight the World Cup in South Africa!