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24th Cascade Festival of African Films | January 31 – March 1, 2014
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24th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films

24th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films

January 31 – March 1, 2014
Thursdays through Saturdays

In celebration of Black History Month
at Portland Community College

Free and Open to the Public

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 24th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films! We are already planning for the 25th, which will be February 6 – March 7, 2015. Check back in early 2015 for updated information.

We are very pleased to present a variety of feature and documentary films from the African continent. The majority of films were made by African directors. The films celebrate Africa’s achievements, expose Africa’s failures, and reveal the possibilities for change and a more hopeful future. They show us pictures of Africa through the eyes of Africans, rather than a vision of Africa that is packaged primarily for western viewers. The films represent African concerns that are political, historical, and social. This year’s films cover a wide range of themes and topics, including some of the aspirations, dreams, and hopes of African men, women, and children; the effects of environmental degradation and climate change on the lives of Malian fishermen; the challenges and triumphs of love in cross-cultural relationships and where tradition and modernity collide; religion in politics and its role in the oppression of gays in Uganda; the immigrant experience; xenophobia in South Africa; the struggle for freedom and the promises of democracy; and women’s ongoing quest for independence and empowerment.

The 24th Cascade Festival of African Films is dedicated to the memory of NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA (July 18, 1918–December 5, 2013), the world’s last great liberator of the 20th century and South Africa’s first black democratically elected president from 1994 to 1999

Films

GRIGRISView

"GRIGRIS"

Chad, France

NAIROBI HALF-LIFEView

"NAIROBI HALF-LIFE"

Germany, Kenya

Mother of GeorgeView

"Mother of George"

Nigeria, USA

VIRGIN MARGARIDAView

"VIRGIN MARGARIDA"

Mozambique

SAND FISHERSView

"SAND FISHERS"

France, Mali

BOROM SARRETView

"BOROM SARRET"

Senegal

FAAT KINEView

"FAAT KINE"

Senegal

LAST FLIGHT TO ABUJAView

"LAST FLIGHT TO ABUJA"

Nigeria, UK

FANIE FOURIE’S LOBOLAView

"FANIE FOURIE’S LOBOLA"

South Africa

GOD LOVES UGANDAView

"GOD LOVES UGANDA"

Uganda, USA

AFRICAN DRUM, BEYOND THE BEATView

"AFRICAN DRUM, BEYOND THE BEAT"

South Africa, UK, West Africa

SOUL BOYView

"SOUL BOY"

Germany, Kenya

DEAR MANDELAView

"DEAR MANDELA"

South Africa, USA

LA PIROGUEView

"LA PIROGUE"

France, Germany, Senegal

KHUMBAView

"KHUMBA"

South Africa

MAN ON GROUNDView

"MAN ON GROUND"

South Africa

ON THE EDGEView

"ON THE EDGE"

France, Germany, Morocco

MOI ZAPHIRA!View

"MOI ZAPHIRA!"

Burkina Faso

THE SQUARE / AL MIDANView

"THE SQUARE / AL MIDAN"

Egypt, USA

Visiting Filmmakers

Women Filmmakers Week

  • Film 3
    View

    THE SQUARE

    by Jehane Noujaim
    Feb 27

  • Film 1
    View

    ON THE EDGE

    by Leila Kilani
    Feb 27 & Feb 28

  • Film 2
    View

    MOI ZAPHIRA!

    by Apolline Traoré
    Feb 27 & Mar 1

Film Schedule

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