In 1952, Ousmane Sembene, a dockworker and fifth-grade dropout from Senegal, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. SEMBENE!, a feature-length HD documentary, tells the unbelievable true story of the “father of African cinema,” the self-taught novelist and filmmaker who fought, against enormous odds, a monumental, 50-year-long battle to give African stories to Africans.
Comedy, drama, love story…This month, discover classics of French Cinema of the 20th century through 4 major directors: Jean Renoir, Louis Malle, Jean-Luc Godard and Claude Sautet. The films are part of the Collection of Great Restored Classics of the French Institute.
We have been and are going through a difficult health period. COVID-19 will have made us realize how vulnerable we are and how important our health is. The health sector is playing a more than major role in managing this crisis. For the reopening of AF, our cine club would like to focus the spotlight and honour the healthcare workers who are the heroes of this crisis – through 4 films on health and medicine.
In this difficult period of lockdown let’s “unlock” our minds with this selection of films that set us free and take us to breathe the fresh air of the countryside, the sea or the mountains.