The second Cambridge African Film Festival took place at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse and the Trinity Winstanley Theatre, and brought a series of ground-breaking fiction and documentary films spanning ten African countries - including Anglophone, Lusophone and Francophone films - with themes ranging from African myths to the contemporary challenges facing the continent.
Three distinguished African filmmakers were present at the festival: Sarah Maldoror (Sambizanga) from Angola, Mansour Sora Wade (Le Prix du Pardon) from Senegal and from South Africa, Oliver Schmitz (Hijack Stories), the famed director of Mapantsula.
As well as these films, the festival also hosted the first Symposium on African Cinema, where various African filmmakers and theorists shared their views on the state of African cinema.
The films shown at the festival, as well as an interview with Festival Director, Lindiwe Dovey, can be found below.
CAMBRIDGE AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL 2003