U-Carmen eKhayelitsha, February 2
Introduced by Gillian Hart. An inventive film from Khalo Matabane, a major new South African voice, fuses fiction and documentary to explore Johannesburg as an unlikely haven for the world's war refugees.
Two warring factions must put aside their weapons (and grudges) in this “raw fable that powerfully represents the tragedy of countless civilian conflicts.”-N.Y. Times
This rousing musical sets Bizet's Carmen in South African townships. “One of the most accomplished, original, and entertaining film operas ever made.”-Vancouver Film Festival
Senegal, as seen through the eyes of children. Winner of UNICEF's Special Award for Children's Rights, recommended for ages 9 and up.
Dramatic new fictions and personal documentaries from South Africa, Senegal, and the North African diaspora in Europe.