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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

African Cinema Festival & Symposium at Mount Holyoke



African Cinema Festival & Symposium at Mount Holyoke April 5-8th

A 4-day African Cinema Symposium and Festival organized by the Five College African Studies Council will take place from April 5-8. Featuring film screenings, scholarly panels and Q&A sessions with filmmakers, the event will examine the role of African cinema as a form of social critique, reflection, and an agent of political change. Invited speakers/filmmakers are Keith Shiri (Zimbabwe/UK), Idrissou Mora Kpai (Benin), Jean-Marie Teno (Cameroon), Rama Thiaw (Senegal/Mauritania), Litheko Modisane (South Africa), Mahen Bonetti (USA), and Djo Tunda Wa Munga (Democratic Republic of Congo). They will be joined by Five College-based scholars/filmmakers. More details are available here: https://www.fivecolleges.edu/african/african-cinema-festival


Professor Bode Omojola
Chair, Five College African Studies Council
E-mail: bomojola@mtholyoke.edu

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