February 11, 2005 – African Cinema: Film Festival & Open Discussion

Friday, February 11 / Film Screening / 9am – 12pm, Communications Building, Studio C
Friday, February 11 / Discussion / 12:30pm – 2:30pm, Communications Building, Studio A

Films include director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s 1999 film, Bye-Bye Africa, which questions the possibilities of filmmaking in contemporary Chad, and director Ingrid Sinclair’s 1996 film, Flame, which traces the experiences of women guerrilla fighters in Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle. Discussion participants include Peter Limbrick (Film & Digital Media), Gina Dent (Women’s Studies), and NeEddra James (History of Consciousness).

Sponsored by the Africana Dialogues Research Cluster, with cosponsorship from the Film and Digital Media Department

The Africana Dialogues Research Cluster (ADRC) will begin a reading group focusing on Africa and the disciplines. Those interested in being added to the listserv and participating in the reading group should contact Heather Turcotte, hmturcotte@juno.com, or NeEddra James, njames3000@sbcglobal.net.