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African Film Weekend: The African Hero

12:00 AM

Robins School of Business, Ukrop Auditorium
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African Film Weekend celebrates African culture on the continent and the Diaspora through cinema. Faculty, staff, students, and the general public of Richmond have the opportunity to learn about cultures and issues through the best productions Africa can offer in the realm of filmmaking. Film themes vary from year to year.

Film Presenter: Aliko Songolo
Aliko Songolo is the Halverson-Bascom Professor of French and Professor of African Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he has taught for several years. Songolo's research and teaching interests lie primarily in Francophone literatures of Africa and the Caribbean, and Francophone cinemas of Africa and Québec. He was recently named Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Knight in the Order of Academic Palms) by the French Ministry of National Education. 

Film Screenings

Fri., Sept. 29 

3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: I Am Not Your Negro

Sat., Sept. 30

8:20 a.m.: Half of a Yellow Sun

10:50 a.m.: Viva Riva

1 p.m.: Lunch

2:00 p.m.: The Man Who Mends Women—The Wrath of Hippocrates

4:15 p.m.: Whose Country?

Sun., Oct 1

7:30 p.m.: I Am Not Your Negro

Visit the African Film Weekend website for additional information on the films, as well as a list of accompanying lectures.

All film screenings are free and open to the public.

Support for African Film Weekend comes from the Office of International Education, the Media Resource Center, the International Studies program and the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Contact: Kasongo Kapanga