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Afrikanische Filmtage / Journeés du cinéma africain

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Kurze (Vor-)Geschichte:
Im Anschluss an eine Exkursion mit Studierenden der "Interkulturellen Kommunikation" der Universität des Saarlandes, die Frau Prof. Dr. Ute Fendler in Zusammenarbeit mit Herrn Dr. Helmut Schwartz durchgeführt hatte, sollten Filme, die bei dem internationalen Filmfestival FESPACO von Ouagadougou gezeigt wurden und Gegenstand der Seminare waren, auch einem breiteren Publikum zugänglich gemacht werden. Im November 2001 wurden daher in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Kino achteinhalb in Saarbrücken afrikanische Filmtage veranstaltet. Das Interesse war so groß, dass es eine Neuauflage gab und sich die Filmtage, bei denen auch immer zwei afrikanische Regisseure/innen ihre Filme präsentierten, zu einer festen Veranstaltung wurden. 

Diese Tradition der Afrikanischen Filmtage wird nun vom Lehrstuhl Romanische Literaturwissenschaften auch jährlich in Zusammenarbeit mit der Universität des Saarlandes weitergeführt. Seit 2009 finden jährlich afrikanische Filmtage im Cineplex statt.


Vergangene Veranstaltungen



AfriKaleidoskop: Afro-Diasporic Brazilian Cinema, third session: "Chico Rei Entre Nós 2020" - 13.12.2021


Chico Rei was an enslaved Congolese king who freed himself and his subjects during the "Gold Cycle" in Minas Gerais. His story is the starting point to explore the various echoes of Brazilian slavery in the lives of black people today, understanding their movement of self-affirmation and freedom from a collective perspective. ...more


AfriKaleidoskop: Afro-Diasporic Brazilian Cinema, second session: "Egum 2019" - 22.11.2021


After years abroad due to his brother’s murder, a renowned journalist returns to his family’s home to take care of his mother, who suffers from an unknown illness. Late at night, he is visited by two strangers. As new events unfold leading him to suspect that something ominous and deeply disturbing has struck his mother, a new tragedy rises. ...more


A journey to the Indian Ocean – Cinema Africa 2021: "'Binti', Tanzania, 2020" - 17.11.2021


"Binti" ("daughter", "young woman") is the most recent film of Tanzanian filmmaker Seko Shamte. The movie tells the story of four women with very different careers, desires and social backgrounds in Dar es Salaam. The film slowly and intricately interweaves their respective perspectives. ...more


A journey to the Indian Ocean – Cinema Africa 2021: "'The Comeback – A Tale of Irrelevance', Mauritius/India 2020" - 16.11.2021


In this comedy, director Sharvan Anenden follows three forgotten Bollywood movie stars who try to make a comeback by kidnapping a current superstar during a shooting in Mauritius. They get help from a young woman who herself is aspiring to become a film director. ...more


A journey to the Indian Ocean – Cinema Africa 2021: "'Mayfair', South Africa, 2018" - 15.11.2021


Mayfair is a 2018 South African Indian action crime drama film written by Neil McCarthy and directed by Sara Blecher. Set in Johannesburg, the movie tells the story of an estranged son who must break the rules to save his family and their criminal empire, when his overbearing father falters. ...more


A journey to the Indian Ocean – Cinema Africa 2021: "'Maudit!', La Réunion 2021 und 'Sac la mort', La Réunion/France, 2015 by Emmanuel Parraud" - 14.11.2021


In November 2021, the film festival “Cinema Africa” of the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence invites the audience on a cinematic journey to the colourful world of the Indian Ocean.  The 13th edition of the festival will take place from 14.-17. November at Cineplex Bayreuth, Germany and will give the audience a chance for a meet and greet as well as discussion with the directors after each screening. ...more


Afrikaleidoskop - "Mariannes Noires" - 21.06.2021


Recent violence and growing nationalism in France have brought fierce debates about the country's identity to the forefront. In this documentary, seven different French-born women of African descent confront their own unique identities and challenge the expectations of French society. ...more


AfriKaleidoskop - "Roots Germania" - 26.05.2021


On 26 May at 6 p.m. (CEST) the film and discussion series "Afrikaleidoskop" will present "Roots Germania” ­­- a documentary by Mo Asumang on the search for identity for people of Colour born in Germany. Roots Germania" is an intense but always ironically humorous journey that not only leads to shedding a personal trauma brought about by prejudice, hatred and fear, but also a finding of home within oneself. ...more


Afrikaleidoskop - "Afro.Deutschland" - 19.04.2021


On 19 April at 5 p.m. (CEST) the film and discussion series "Afrikaleidoskop" will present "Afro.Deutschland" - a documentary on people of color living in Germany. The filmmaker and journalist Jana Pareigis will join the audience afterwards to participate in a discussion on the topics of the film. ...more


Cinema Africa presented AfriKaleidoskop – a film night at a historic movie theater - 22.01.2020

The Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence will continue its cinematographic endeavors in 2020. First stop: an invitation to see three outstanding movies during an extensive movie night. More events are planned. ...more


A cinematographic journey across the African continent: Cinema Africa in Bayreuth - 26.11.2019


The film festival “Cinema Africa 2019” brought four extraordinary movies to Bayreuth taking the audience on a unique cinematographic journey across the African continent. Around 280 people attended the four-day film festival and had a chance to discuss the films with each of the directors. ...more


“Cinema Africa” celebrates its twelfth edition 29.10.2019

At the end of November, the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence will present the African film festival “Cinema Africa”. In total, four movies will be shown at Cineplex Bayreuth to demonstrate the wide range of filmmaking that the African film industry has to offer. ...more



Verantwortlich für die Redaktion: Farzam Abrishami

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