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Saturday, April 27, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

I Am Not a Witch

Film - Feature | April 27 | 5:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Center for African Studies

“The child is a witch,” exclaim the villagers in the opening of this strikingly beautiful first feature by Rungano Nyoni. When young Shula is accused of witchcraft in her village, she is exiled, constrained in her movements, and expected to perform miracles; however, she is not prepared to live this way forever. Employing breathtaking composition, Nyoni layers magical realism, satire, and social...   More >

Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara, Africa's Last Colony: Film and Discussion with Amy Goodman

Film - Documentary | April 27 | 6-8 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

 Human Rights Center

Democracy Now!'s documentary, “Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara, Africa's Last Colony,” will be followed by a discussion with Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman, the film’s director John Hamilton of Democracy Now!, Maria Carrion of NomadsHRC and Watching Western Sahara, Prof. Stephen Zunes from USF, and Nickie Lewis from Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab, and other invited guests.

India Song

Film - Feature | April 27 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In India Song, Marguerite Duras effectively evokes colonial India of the thirties, contrasting the indolent life of the colonists with the squalor and suffering that lie just outside their gates and consciousness—though her camera never ventures from the abodes of the wealthy. The story concerns a beautiful woman (Delphine Seyrig), the wife of a diplomat, suffering from what Duras has called...   More >