The Cascade Festival of African Films shows us Africa through the eyes of Africans, rather than a vision of Africa packaged for Western viewers. The films celebrate Africa’s achievements, expose its failures, and reveal possibilities for a hopeful future. Although the films cannot represent an entire continent, we hope to encourage American viewers to become interested in and study African cultures.

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An CFAF exclusive interview with Abba T. Makama director of our Student Fest Matinee Green White Green

February 15, 2017

What inspired you to make this film? While I was in New York  studying I realized I knew so much about the western world, its history, its art and even pop culture but the west was completely clueless about me and where I came from. To the western world Africa is only synonymous to war, […] Read more »

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