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17

African Film Weekend

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Queally Hall, Robins School of Business, Ukrop Auditorium
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12th Annual African Film Weekend   
Africa: The Preservation of the Planet and its Cultures  
This annual weekend of contemporary film features many of the most highly-acclaimed movies coming out of Africa today. A two-day festival, African Film Weekend features a mix of short and full-length feature films curated by Professor Kasongo Kapanga (University of Richmond) and Dr. N. Frank Ukadike (Tulane University).  

Friday, September 16:  

"Price of Love" at 3 & 7:30 p.m.  
(Dir. Hermon Hailay, Ethipoia 2015)  
A relationship grows between Teddy, a cab driver, and Fere, a sex worker in Addis Ababa. When Teddy’s cab is stolen in retribution by Fere’s pimp, he finds love is costly and must come to grips with his past.  

Saturday, September 17:  

"African Metropolis" at 8 a.m.  
(Prod. Steven Markovitz, 2013)  
This series of short films from directors in six cosmopolitan centers (Abidjan, Cairo, Dakar, Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi) explore the complexities of modern urban life and new traditions in fictional storytelling.  

"Crumbs" at 9:45 a.m.  
(Dr. Miguel Llanso, Ethiopia 2015)  
Gagano, a junk collector living in a post-apocalyptic era, sets off on a hero’s quest, when a spaceship that has been hovering over Earth shows shows signs of activity. A surreal and quirky sci-fi romance featuring spectacular Ethiopian landscapes.  

"Black November" at 11 a.m.  
(Dir. Jeta Amaka, Nigeria 2012)  
The members of a Niger Delta community wage a war against their corrupt government and an international oil corporation to save their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and frequent spills in this Nollywood/Hollywood drama with Vivica Fox, Anne Heche, and Wyclef Jean.  

"The Shore Break" at 2 p.m. 
(Dir. Ryley Grunenwald, South Africa 2014)  
Documenting the Pondo people of South Africa’s Wild Coast, director Ryley Grunenwald tells the story of a family at odds over the importance of local ecology and the lure of modernization through mining.