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February 3 – March 4, 2023

In celebration of Black History Month at Portland Community College

A  hybrid virtual/in-person festival  |  Free and open to the public

This website is currently under development to showcase our 2023 design, themes, and film! Please check back with us on January 1st to get up to speed on all the latest!

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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Welcome to the 32nd Festival!
January 6, 2022
We can’t wait to celebrate our 32nd year of showing “Africa through African lenses” with a curated collection of 30 films by African Directors from over 18 nations, live interviews with filmmakers, community conversations, and more! This year we will come back together in person while maintaining our connections over distance virtually. We will have […]
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