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

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 and enrich their lens of African cultures.

How to watch the films

Africa through African lenses


Festival highlights

From the blog

FESTIVAL UPDATE: Online Screening 2/23
February 23, 2023
Virtual festival film screening today because of the recent snow storm and expected freezing temperatures, our in-person film screening at Moriarty Auditorium/PCC is closed today. We encourage you to enjoy today’s film “Music is My Life” online and join us at our 7 p.m. Monday Community Chat about the week’s films!
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