via AFF's website:
Featuring 44 films from 16 African countries, including:
Drum, winner of Etalon d’Or deYennenga Grand Prize at FESPACO 2005
U.S. Premieres such as Homeland, Hotel of Dreams, Fela! Fresh From Africa, Delwende, What if Latif Was Right, Little Senegal, Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon and many more!
New Voices - African Cinema from the Maghreb
AFF’s first presentation of films from North Africa includes works by daring and independent filmmakers!
Mid-Career Retrospective of Jean-Pierre Bekolo
Groundbreaking Cameroonian filmmaker whose films include some of the first science-fiction films to come out of Africa.
Out in South Africa
Short films exploring gay and lesbian rights in South Africa.
About AFF : In the 1950s and ’60s, African filmmakers began to create images of post-colonial Africa with nuanced understanding of Africa’s cultural diversity. Over the last half a century, having sliced through stereotypes with exacting social critique, African cinema has become a unique blend of aesthetic experimentation, history, and politics [...] For the past decade, African Film Festival, Inc. has bridged the divide between post-colonial Africa and the American public through the medium of film. AFF’s unique place in the international arts community is distinguished not only by leadership in festival management but a comprehensive approach to the advocacy of African film and culture. We are particularly mindful of the many ways in which cinema is as much a medium of cultural exchange as an educational gate-way.
Panel Discussion: Africa in Transition -- Today! at the Apollo Theater. From Sudan to South Africa, panelists address the changing face of the African continent today.
April 26-May 4
African Film Festival at Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center
May 12 & May 16
Screenings at the International Center for Photography
African Film Festival at BAMRose Cinemas, Brooklyn Academy of Music