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The festival will take place online at www.afrikamera.de

Africa‘s societies are currently in the grip of change. Both in North Africa and various sub-Saharan metropoles, protest movements carried by civil society have emerged which are rebelling against the political circumstances in their countries. From the “Revolution of Smile” in Algiers via “Y’en a marre” in Dakar all the way to “Le Balai Citoyen” in Ouagadougou—artists are playing an essential role in these protest movements against corrupt and authoritarian regimes. Above all, the urban, digital cinema made by independent African filmmakers performs an important function here as a social seismograph.

AFRIKAMERA 2020: Urban Africa, Urban Movies: Politics & Revolution presents a selection of current and historical features and documentaries about social upheaval and the ways in which the continent has come to terms with colonialism to coincide with the 60th anniversary of independence in numerous African states this year. The program also forms the start of a new, ongoing festival focus on contemporary urban cinema from Africa which is to last for a period of four years. In the coming years, the individual themes to this end are “Youth & Youth Cultures” (2021), “Migration und Diaspora” (2022), and “Future & Utopias” (2023).

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media