African Film Weekend

The African Film Weekend screens new and original African films each fall on the campus of the University of Richmond. It has been running since 2000 as an initiative from African Studies faculty members under the leadership of Professor Louis Tremaine from the Department of English. Since 2012, a component entitled (Africa Week) comprising lectures and other cultural events has been added.

African Film Weekend celebrates African culture on the continent and the Diaspora through cinema. Faculty, staff, students, and the general public of Richmond have the opportunity to learn about cultures and issues through the best productions Africa can offer in the realm of filmmaking. Film themes vary from year to year.

2014 Africa Week and African Film Weekend: The City and the State in Contemporary Africa

The 2014 Africa Week Lecture

The Boko Haram Phenomenon: Challenges for the Nigerian State and Society
Dr. Tanure Ojaide, Frank Porter Graham Professor, Africana Studies Department, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Thursday, Sept. 25, 7:00 p.m.
International Center Commons

The 2014 10th annual African Film Weekend

***All screenings will take place in the Ukrop Auditorium in the Robins School of Business and this event is free and open to the public.
Parking is available outside of the Robins School of Business and there are no restrictions on where you may park.

Friday October 3: 3:00 & 7:30 p.m.

Tey (Aujourd'hui), directed by Alain Gomis (Senegal/France, 2012)  (86 minutes)

Saturday, October 4

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. (Shorts)

Mwansa the Great directed by Rungano Nyoni (Zambia/ UK, 2011).  (23 min) Appropriate for ages 7 and up.

Varavarankely directed by Sitraka Randriamahaly (Madagascar, 2008-2010) (silent animation, 3 min.) Appropriate for all ages

Y en a marre /Fed Up directed by Adams Sie (Senegal, 2013). (19 minutes)

9:45 - 11: 15 a.m.

A Letter to Nelson Mandela, directed by Khalo Matabane (South Africa/Germany, 2013). (85 mins)

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Atalaku (Crieur), directed by Dieudo Hamadi (République Démocratique du Congo/ France, 2013). (60 minutes)


2:00 p.m.

Aya de Yopougon / Aya of Yop City, directed by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie (Ivory Coast/France, 2013) (84 mins)

Support for African Film Weekend comes from the Office of International Education, the Media Resource Center, the International Studies program and the Department of Modern Literatures and Cultures.

Contact Us
If you have questions about the African Film Weekend, contact Kasongo Kapanga or Sonia Phung at (804) 289-8096