Q&A with Mohamed Challouf, moderated by Professor Jean Ouédraogo

Tahar Cheriaa: Under the Shadow of the Baobab documents the career of one of the core fathers of Pan-Africanism and founder of Africa’s first film festival, the Carthage Film Festival. After Tunisian independence, Cheriaa used all his energy to bring the first authentic images of postcolonial Africa to broader audiences. The film depicts Cheriaa’s ideas and projects, with interviews and archival material creating a complete portrait of the man and his fight for both Sub-Saharan African cinema and African cinema as a whole. U.S. Premiere

Preceded by
Parlons Grand-mère
Djibril Diop Mambéty, Senegal/Burkina Faso, 1989, 34m
Wolof with English subtitles
In his documentary about the making of Yaaba (1989), Idrissa Ouédraogo’s second feature, Djibril Diop Mambéty follows the director and cast to paint a humorous portrait of the dangers of filming in Burkina Faso.