Black Directors for African Heritage Month

3 – 24 February, 2015

Still from Dee Rees' film Pariah, 2011.

3 February - Camp de Thiaroye

Ousmane Sembene, Senegal, 1988, 157 minutes. The renowned director tells an epic story of French African Colonial troops and how they were treated during and after World War Two. (In French and Wolof with English subtitles)

10 February - Faat Kiné

Ousmane Sembene, Senegal, 2001, 117 minutes. In this modern-day urban tale of the title character, a woman rises to run a gas station in a traditionally patriarchal society that resists female aspirations. (In French and Wolof with English subtitles)

17 February - Pariah

Dee Rees, USA, 2011, 86 minutes. A sensation at Sundance, Pariah is a lyrical coming-of-age story of an African American adolescent struggling with defining contemporary sexuality.

24 February - Medicine for Melancholy

Barry Jenkins, USA, 2008, 88 minutes. A day in the life of a contemporary black couple is set in San Francisco, a city whose identity does not necessarily celebrate the African American experience.