25th Cascade Festival of African Films

By Title

We view film as a medium for artistic expression and illumination. These films were chosen on the basis of their quality as film and their ability to captivate and move audiences. We also chose them because they represent different countries and cultures and a range of lifestyles from pre-colonial to modern times, including both rural and urban settings. Although it is impossible to represent a whole continent with only a few films, it is our hope that through this annual film series we will encourage American viewers to become interested in African cultures and to study them further.

A SCREAMING MAN (Chad)
2010, 92 min., directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
AFRONAUTS, THE (Ghana, USA)
2014, 14 min., directed by Frances Bodomo
AISSA’S STORY (Nigeria, USA)
2013, 15 min., directed by Iquo B. Essien
B FOR BOY (Nigeria)
2013, 118 min., directed by Chika Anadu
BAB EL-OUED CITY (Algeria)
1994, 93 min., directed by Merzak Allouache
BEAUTIFUL GAME, THE (UK, USA)
2012, 84 min., directed by Victor Buhler
BELEH (Cameroon)
2013, 26 min., directed by Eka Christa Assam
BOUND: AFRICANS VERSUS AFRICAN AMERICANS (Kenya, USA)
2014, 90 min., directed by Peres Owino
CAMP AT THIAROYE, THE (Senegal)
1987, 152 min., directed by Ousmane Sembène and Thierno Faty Sow
CONFUSION NA WA (Nigeria)
2013, 105 min., directed by Kenneth Gyang
DIFRET (Ethiopia, USA)
2014, 99 min., directed by Zeresenay Berhane Mehari
ELECTRO CHAABI (Egypt)
2013, 77 min., directed by Hind Meddeb
FELIX (South Africa)
2013, 97 min., directed by Roberta Durrant
FINDING FELA (Nigeria, USA)
2014, 120 min., directed by Alex Gibney
FORGOTTEN KINGDOM, THE (Lesotho, South Africa)
2013, 97 min., directed by Andrew Mudge
HALF OF A YELLOW SUN (Nigeria)
2014, 111 min., directed by Biyi Bandele
HORSES OF GOD (Belgium, France, Morocco)
2012, 115 min., directed by Nabil Ayouch
HYENAS (Senegal)
1992, 113 min., directed by Djibril Diop Mambety
KWAKU ANANSE (Ghana, Mexico)
2013, 26 min., directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu
LA VIE EST BELLE / LIFE IS ROSY (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
1987, 85 min., directed by Mweze Ngangura and Benoit Lamy
LESSONS OF BASKETBALL AND WAR (USA)
2014, 60 min., directed by Ron Bourke
LIVING IN BONDAGE, PART I (Nigeria)
1992, 162 min., directed by Chris Obi Rapu
OF GOOD REPORT (South Africa)
2013, 101 min., directed by Jahmil X. T. Qubeka
OSUOFIA IN LONDON, PART I (Nigeria)
2003, 105 min., directed by Kingsley Ogoro
ROOFTOPS, THE (Algeria)
2013, 91 min., directed by Merzak Allouache
SANKOFA (Ghana, Jamaica, USA)
1993, 125 min., directed by Haile Gerima
SARRAOUNIA – THE WARRIOR QUEEN (Mauritania)
1986, 120 min., directed by Med Hondo
SILENCES OF THE PALACE, THE (Tunisia)
1994, 127 min., directed by Moufida Tlatli
SOKO SONKO / THE MARKET KING (Kenya, USA)
2014, 22 min., directed by Ekwa Msangi
TILAI / THE LAW (Burkina Faso)
1990, 81 min., directed by Idrissa Ouedraogo
TSOTSI (South Africa)
2005, 94 min., directed by Gavin Hood
UNDER THE STARRY SKY (Senegal)
2013, 86 min., directed by Dyana Gaye
WOODEN HAND (France, Tunisia)
2013, 23 min., directed by Kaouther Ben Hania
WORDS FROM A SILENCE (Mali, USA)
2014, 6 min., directed by Penda Diakité
YEELEN / BRIGHTNESS (Mali)
1987, 105 min., directed by Souleymane Cissé
“Nollywood for Beginners” Symposium (Nigeria)
, min., directed by