• A Thousand Midnights
  • We All We Got
  • Marabout
  • Samedi Cinema

schedule

  • Wednesday, May 2, 2018

    7 PM (95 mins)
    BAMPFA

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Africa and the Diaspora: Short Films

  • In Person

Tonight’s program mingles short African fiction films with documentary essays from the diaspora. Rich with the sights of Dakar, Marabout trails a police detective investigating street children, while in Senegal’s north two young cinephiles try to get into their local cinema in Samedi Cinema. In Twaaga, two brothers find that comic-book fantasies have real-life equivalents in revolution-torn 1987 Burkina Faso. Using one family’s poetic recollections, noted photojournalist Carlos Javier Ortiz crafts a moving testament to the travels and travails of the Great Migration in A Thousand Midnights, while his We All We Got shows that black history—and the fight for change—is never in the past; it is now. Jojolo, an archival rediscovery from 1966, lyrically portrays a Haitian woman’s shift from Paris’s Right Bank to its Left.

Films in this Screening

Jojolo

Lebert Bethune, Jamaica, United States, 1966

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • B&W
  • Digital
  • 12 mins
source
  • Lebert Bethune

A Thousand Midnights

Carlos Javier Ortiz, United States, 2015

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • B&W
  • Digital
  • 12 mins
source
  • Carlos Javier Ortiz

We All We Got

Carlos Javier Ortiz, United States, 2016

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W
  • Digital
  • 9 mins
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  • Carlos Javier Ortiz

Marabout

Alassane Sy, Senegal, 2016

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • French
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 18 mins
source
  • African Film Festival National Traveling Series

Samedi Cinema

Mamadou Dia, Senegal, 2016

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Fulaani
  • Wolof
  • French
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 11 mins
source
  • African Film Festival National Traveling Series

Twaaga

Cedric Ido, Burkina Faso, 2013

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • French
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 30 mins
source
  • African Film Festival National Traveling Series