Sat, Feb 16 · 14:00

Tuscaloosa will host its 7th Tuscaloosa Africana Film Festival at Central High School. The children's program is from 2-5 pm and general programing is from 6-11 pm on Saturday, February 16th 2019.

The Children's feature movie for this year, written and directed by Dara Harper, is "The Sky Princess" (2018) a CG-animated feature film about an ordinary girl who becomes an African princess with the help of a magical bird. But when the thrill of palace life fades, the same magic that transformed her into royalty prevents her from returning home.

The program details are as follows:
"The man who mends women – The wrath of Hippocrates" (113 min) a film by Thierry Michel and Pascal Colson, is about the work of Dr. Dennis Mukwege, Nobel Peace Prize winner 2018. It details his work in restoring to health, thousands of women who have been victims of brutal sexual violence from soldiers in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The second feature, "Hale County, this morning, this evening" (76 min) a documentary set in Alabama's Black Belt, is composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, this film is constructed in a form that allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South - trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously a testament to dreaming. This 2018 movie is directed by RaMell Ross and co-written by Maya Krinsky.

The first short is "The birth of Afro Beat" (7 min). In September of 2017, 77-year-old Nigerian drummer Tony Allen was invited to record the album What Goes Up with American band, Chicago Afrobeat Project. During their time together, Allen recounts how he and his partner, late music legend, Fela Kuti, created the Afrobeat genre in Lagos, Nigeria.

The final movie, "Keteke"(98 min), directed by Peter Sedufia, is a Ghanaian drama movie in which a couple are bent on delivering their first born child in Akete. The only reliable means of transport is by rail from the outskirts of the town. They missed out on the train, so in journeying miles to reach their destination, they make a wrong decision and find themselves in the middle of nowhere.

Category: Arts | Visual Arts | Film / Cinema.

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Price: General admission - USD 10.00.