AFRICAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL AT FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY, GA.
Theme: " Defining the image of an African world reconciling its past and preparing for its future"
Fort Valley State University will host its second annual African World Film Festival from January 29-February 2, 2003. The Festival will screen 21 films from eight countries (Republic of the Congo, France, Germany, Ghana, Jamaica, Senegal, Tanzania, and the United States). Screenings are interpersed with opportunities to dialogue with film makers, actors, distributors, producers and other whose talents, skills and resources bring these stories to the screen.
2003 African World Film Festival
January 29-February 2, 2003
“Defining the Image of an African World Reconciled with its Past and Preparing for its Future”
(This event is supported in part by a grant from the Georgia Humanities Council)
All events will be held in the C.W. Pettigrew Center, Fort Valley State University
Wednesday January 29, 2003
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Opening Day Conference
Theme: “Film as the Vehicle for Transmission of Culture and Ideology”
Participating Artists/Filmmakers/Critical Thinkers include:
Dr. Andrew Lee
Nii Kwate Owoo
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Harambee African Dance Ensemble
Featured Filmmaker: Nii Kwate Owoo
The Asante (Ghana, 18 min.)
You Hide Me: The Colonization of African Art by European Colonial Regimes (Ghana, 20 min.)
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday January 30, 2003
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Film: The Journey of the Lion
(Jamaican-German, 90 min.)
11:45 a.m - 1:45 p.m.
Film: Maangamizi: The Ancient One
(Tanzania, 112 min.)
Featured Artist: BarbaraO
2:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
Film: Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice
(U.S. 53 min.)
5:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m.
Film: Ama: An African Voyage of Discovery
(Ghana, 100 min.)
Thursday January 30, 2003 (continued)
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Film: Faat Kine
(Senegal, 110 min.)
(Panel discussion with Dr. Sessi Aboh, Dr. Olufunke Fontenot, Dr. Joyce King, Cynthia Awura-Esi Quansah, Shariba Rivers)
Friday January 31, 2003
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Film: Thomas Sankara
(Democratic Republic of Congo, 26 min.)
(Panel discussion with FVSU students: Nana Amoah, Ordene Edwards,Linda M’mayi, Kwabena Obengteng)
10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
(Introduction by Eric Bond)
Film: The First World Festival of Negro Arts
(US, 40 min.)
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Film: Feast of Fire
(US, 45 min.)
Featured Filmmaker: Oni Crystal Bowser
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Film: Black Slaves, Red Masters
(US, 30 min.)
Featured Filmmaker: Sam Ford
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