• Marielle’s Legacy Will Not Die
  • My Beloved Co-Wife
  • Awani
  • The Prophetess

schedule

CANCELED: African Short Films: Women’s Stories

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This program of recent shorts from Africa and the diaspora, most of them by women filmmakers, focuses on women’s stories and struggles. Documentaries chronicle the role of women in Nigeria and recount the black women’s movement that spread after the murder of the Afro-Brazilian councilwoman Marielle Franco in Rio de Janeiro. A portrait of two courageous women who have survived traumatic events in Congo is intertwined with the mythical story of Kimpa Vita, who fought patriarchy and colonialism. A Senegalese film mixing narrative with documentary sound elements looks at the interaction between two co-wives. 

Films in this Screening

Marielle’s Legacy Will Not Die

Leonard Cortana, Brazil, 2019

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

My Beloved Co-Wife

Angèle Diabang, Senegal, 2018

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

Awani

Aderonke Adeola, Nigeria, 2018

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 38 mins
source
  • African Film Festival National Traveling Series

The Prophetess

Sylvie Weber, Congo, 2018

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Swahili
  • Mashi
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 22 mins
source
  • African Film Festival National Traveling Series