Inaugural African Narratives Film Series

The Lauder Institute and Penn’s Center for Africana Studies are pleased to present African Narratives, a new film series that showcases global African cinema. The series will feature two films that explore the diverse complexity of African life and culture and/or highlight the work of its new and established filmmakers. Each showing includes light refreshments and a post-film discussion/Q&A.

  • February 7: The screening on this date will be focused around Nelson Mandela and his legacy in South Africa. The post-film discussion will be led by Penn faculty, Dr. Sara Byala and Dr. Audrey Mbeje.
  • March 28: The screening on this date will be Sankofa, directed by Haile Gerima. Gerima is an Ethiopian filmmaker who lives and works in the United States. He is a leading member of the L.A. Rebellion film movement, also known as the Los Angeles School of Black Filmmakers. Since 1975, Haile has been a film professor at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

This event is open to all members of the Penn Community. Valid penncard required. Register below.

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