West African Cinema Series shares vivid histories of the region

Featuring recent award-winning films from Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Senegal, and the United States, the West African Cinema Series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Lina Iris Viktor: A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred.

  • Saturday, September 29, 2 pm: Sembene! (2015)
  • Saturday, October 13, 2 pm: Green White Green (2017)
  • Saturday, November 10, 2 pm: Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008)
  • Saturday, December 8, 2 pm: Borders (2017)


This film by co-directors co-directed by Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman explores the life and career of Ousmane Sembene, the “father of African film,” who blended styles to create films that challenged existing power structures and promoted new visions of the African continent. In a career spanning forty years, Sembene…

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