The Pan African Film Festival

February 9-20, 2017

The Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF), is America's largest and most prestigious Black film and arts festival. Each year, it screens more than 150 films made by and/or about people of African descent from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, South America, the South Pacific, Latin America, Europe and Canada. PAFF holds the distinction of being the largest Black History Month event in the US.

It is PAFF’s goal to present and showcase the broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help destroy negative stereotypes. We believe film and art can lead to better understanding and foster communication between peoples of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles, while at the same time serve as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times.

French films and co-productions at this year's festival include:

Zaïna: Rider of the Atlas
Directed by Bourlem Guerdjou

Directed by Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie 

A Lucy
Director: Radha-Rajen Jaganathen

Cell 512
(Burkina Faso/French)
Director: Missa Hebié

Director: Mariette Monpierre

Hissein Habrè: A Chadian Tragedy*
Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Kemtiyu: Cheikh Anta
Director: Ousmane William Mbaye

Lumumba: Death of A Prophet (Lumumba: la mort du Prophete)
Director: Raoul Peck

New Eyes
Director: Hiwot Admasu

The Absense
Director: Mama Keïta

The Spirit of the Forest (L'Esprit de la Forêt)
Director: Monique Munting

Toussaint Louverture
Director: Philippe Niang

Viva Riva!
(DRCongo/France/Belgium/South Africa)
Director: Djo Tunda Wa Munga

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