Dir: Féerid Boughedir. Starring: Med Hondo, Ousmane Sembene, Issa Ousseini. 1983. 95 mins. France / Tunisia. French with English subtitles.
Monday 21st Oct 17:30 - Arts Picturehouse
We are excited to screen this newly restored print of CAMERA D’AFRIQUE, first featured at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival. Featuring rare footage and interviews with pioneering African filmmakers, well-known Tunisian director Féerid Boughedir explores the rise of independent African cinema in this extraordinary documentary. Despite a lack of funds and support, these filmmakers were able to show the authentic stories and lives of the continent, after decades of Africa being used as an exotic backdrop for western cinema. This extraordinary documentary shows the beginnings of the African film we know today.