The 2021 Cascade Festival of African Films will be held virtually from February 5 to March 10, 2021. The festival will remain free and open to the public, but films will be shown online. Check back here soon for more details and the list of films!
Directed by Med Hondo
Med Hondo’s first feature and a masterpiece of modernist cinema, Soleil Ô won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival and instantly established Hondo as one of the giants of African and world cinema. Written and filmed while living in France, Soleil Ô confronts the racism and exploitation of French society through the eyes of a Mauritanian immigrant worker in Paris.
In French with English subtitles.
African Film Heritage Series
This special Wednesday evening series is courtesy of the African Film Heritage Project, a branch of Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation/World Cinema Project, which is dedicated to locating and preserving 50 classic African films, some thought lost and others thought beyond repair. We are pleased to show these films in conjunction with The Film Foundation’s 30th year anniversary.