CNR Conference To Examine African Cinema in Quebec
A conference taking place at The College of New Rochelle on Friday, April 11, examines the links between African cinema and its disaporas -- specifically, Quebec.
Presenters include Dr. André Beauzethier, recently retired professor of French at The College of New Rochelle, as well as filmmakers, and faculty from institutions in New York and Canada.
The event is co-sponsored by the Westchester Consortium for International Studies, and is supported by the General Delegation of Quebec in New York City.
African films are well appreciated in Quebec, thanks in particular to Vues d'Afrique, a Montreal-based nonprofit that promotes African and Creole cultures. Its annual film festival has served as a showcase for filmmakers for 25 years.
The conference, which is free and open to the public, includes a screening of Les États-Unis d’Afrique ("The United States of Africa"), a documentary that follows African hip-hop pioneer Didier Awardi as he creates an album focused on black revolutionary leaders.