2021 Festival

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!

Soleil Ô

Directed by Med Hondo

France, Mauritania
1970,105 min

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.

Restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory in collaboration with Med Hondo. Restoration funded by the George Lucas Family Foundation and The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project.
This restoration is part of the African Film Heritage Project, created by The Film Foundation, FEPACI and UNESCO – in collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna – to help locate, restore, and disseminate African cinema.

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.

Wednesday, February 5th 2020 | 7:00pm
PCC Cascade

Note: African Film Heritage Series
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All films are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

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