In this special episode of Film Studies bling-bling you can hear an Interview with Boukary Sawadogo and Assetou Kone. We talk about the first edition of the Harlem African Animation Festival. It is the first festival in the United States to be entirely dedicated to Animated films and series from Africa. The festival gives voice and presence to a lesser known African cinematic practice of animation and yet a thriving creative force currently sweeping across the continent. Building on the work by long established animators such as Moustapha Alassane, William Kentridge, Jean Michel Kibushi, or Celia Sawadogo, a young generation of animators are taking advantage of new technological innovations to bring African stories to the world of animation. This first edition of the festival provides a balanced lineup of African animated films across generational lines as a way to give you a broader perspective on animation in Africa. The programming activities include panels discussions and live streaming / live screenings followed with Q/A sessions.
The festival is organised by Boukary Sawadogo, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies, Department of Media and Communication Arts, Black Studies program, City College - City University of New York).
** Here are the links for guests to join:**
Saturday, November 14, 2020 14H00: PANEL: Moustapha Alassane, a pioneer in African animation Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IJvnWhOzQHK-qm-10wY7nw
16H:00: LIVE STREAMING of the films “Samba Le Grand”, “Malika and the Witch”, and “Kokoa” https://watch.eventive.org/mdcrentals/play/5fa07374f335710061ff5cd2
Sunday, November 16, 2020 10H:30: LIVE STREAMING of the films “Broom on Deck”, and “The Toad Visits His In-Laws” (films in French, no English subtitles) https://watch.eventive.org/mdcrentals/play/5fa0750e61dcd1003e20f0b5
10H50: PANEL: Animators Speaking
18H00: LIVE STREAMING feature “Soundiata Kéïta, le réveil du lion” https://watch.eventive.org/mdcrentals/play/5fa076315e0b620059314c79
November 16-22, 2020 Access the festival selection at your convenience with provided live streaming links.