As a featured highlight, will present a mid-career retrospective of Abderrahmane Sissako, a truly international filmmaker who has always put Africa at the center of his world. Sissako's oeuvre is one of the most honest in its narrative position and delicate in its political enunciation; his contribution to world cinema deserves recognition not only because he is one of Africa's most accomplished artists, but also because his life's work frames the complex identity of filmmaker as global citizen.
The African Film Festival will also be highlighting the exciting work coming from South African directors dealing with crucial issues facing the region, from post-apartheid realities to controversial land reforms. Lastly, by popular demand, we continue the annual tradition of featuring an African Classic, in addition to the best new work from the continent; this year it will be Heritage Africa, Kwaw Ansah's devastating look at the elite during colonial times in Ghana.
More info on the web site of the festival or on the Film Society Of Lincoln Center's one.