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!

Talking About Trees

Directed by Suhaib Gasmelbari

2019,90 min

Centerpiece Film Celebrating Sudanese Cinema

Four venerable Sudanese filmmakers reunite to bring life back to their old dream of making cinema a reality in Sudan. Each studied filmmaking abroad, in another era that promised a future of African cineastes, a promise unfulfilled when civil war erupted in their country. Returning from exile, they have joined together to form the Sudanese Film Group. For their first project, they decide to restore and revive an old cinema and invite the neighborhood to watch Quentin Tarrantino’s Django Unchained. Director Gasmelbari’s scenes are quietly beautiful, glorying in capturing these extraordinary men and their ability to persevere through bitterness, thanks to the centrality of cinema in their lives and the spirit of friendship that binds them together.

In Arabic, English and Russian with English subtitles.

In partnership with Willamette University

Thursday, February 13th 2020 | 12:00pm
PCC Cascade

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Friday, February 14th 2020 | 7:00pm
PCC Cascade

Note: Centerpiece Weekend Celebrating Sudanese Cinema
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All films are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

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