Third Annual Yale Africa Film Festival

2021-02-10 14:25:00

The Council on African Studies at the MacMillan Center is hosting its third annual Yale Africa Film Festival (YAFF) on February 19. The films that have been selected to be screened will highlight experimental, animated, and fashion films from the African continent and its diaspora. All films and discussions will be presented virtually.

“The festival brings together films in different mediums that push the boundaries of what is normative and hegemonic,” said the YAFF organizing team. “With captivating cinematography that highlights hybrid cultures and evolving cityscapes, the films reshape internal and external perceptions of Black communities around the world.”

The films that will be screened include Air Conditioner, uNomalanga & The Witch, Kiu, Aya of Yop City, Street 66, and A Beautiful Struggle.


Session I   1:00 - 2:00 PM EST

Me, You & The City: Fashioning Self & The Community

Screening of A Beautiful Struggle

Panel Discussion with Dafe Oboro, Tavia Nyong’o, Fradique and Angie Epifano

Session II   2:15 - 3:45 PM EST

Sites of Intimacy: Community & Care

Screening of Kiu and uNomalanga & The Witch

Panel Discussion with Njiiri Karago, Palesa Shongwe, and Yasmina Price

Session III    4:00 - 5:00 P.M. EST

Lights, Camera, Activism: Black Creativity & Community Organizing

Screening of Street 66

Panel Discussion with Ayo Akingbade, Thomas Allen Harris, and Alexandra Thomas

To Register and see the full program, visit the website.