For a 32nd year, the International Film Festival Vues d’Afrique presents a hundred African and Creoles films of all kinds, from 17 to 24 April at the Cinémathèque québécoise. Gisèle Kayembe, head of programming, presents its heart strokes.
The phenomenon “Nollywood”
Gisèle Kayembe evokes the section devoted to the film industry based in Nigeria, in partnership with the NollywoodWeek Paris, during which we will discover the three feature films “Thy Will Be Done, Flower Girl” and “Gone too far”. “They are subtitled in French, we are happy to have this as part of Anglophone Africa through these films. It is a cinema that is very successful in Africa and we cannot be indifferent to it,” she says. We will also see “Jimmy Goes To Nollywood”, already presented last year and we suggest rediscovering this very favorite at half-price.
“Salafists” of François Margolin and Lemine Ould Salem”
This is a documentary that sparked much debate when it was released in theaters in France, there is agreement that it is 18 years plus. One of the directors, François Margolin, will be present. “The film focuses on radical Islam through the Salafist discourse.
April 20, 18 pm / 23 April 15 30 pm, Main Screening Room
Music Program and Policy
This component consists of average and short films: Gisèle Kayembe cites “Québégalais” by Sylvain Elfassy. “This is the story of the Senegalese artist Karim Diouf, how he managed to create his identity.” “Roots,” by Jessy Nottola, portrays the Ivorian Tiken Jah Fakoly. “From the chili on the lips,” Laurène Lapeytre, gives voice to young Cameroonians in full fight for political change.
April 19 at 17: 45 pm, Salle Fernand-Seguin
Canadian Section Views from here
According to the head of programming, you cannot miss the Canadian Section of the Festival, and Views from here: from the available literature, the world premiere of “A film with you …” by Jean-Daniel Lafond, on the Secretary General of the Francophonie and former Governor General of Canada Michaëlle Jean. There is also, in part, “My life so far,” the Canadian premiere of Alan Collins, on the journey of a young Haitian adopted by Canadians.
“My life so far,” April 20 at 20 h 15, Salle Fernand-Seguin
“A film with you …” April 21, 20: 30 pm, Main Screening Room
“Ivory-trafficking , the lost war Jakob Kneser” is another discovery: it has signed a partnership with the Film Festival Nature and Environment in Gabon, it speaks of the ivory trade, poaching in Africa and its consequences, and all beliefs that revolve around it.”April 22, 18 pm, Main Screening Room
The 32nd edition in brief
Dates: From April 17 to 24
Location: The screenings take place at the Cinémathèque québécoise. The festival also deploys Quebec City and Ottawa.
Sponsors: Aissatou Ba, from Senegal and specializes in the financial sphere, and the Haitian-born Quebec rapper Dramatik
Price: $ 10 Single / $ 30 for 4 entries / $ 60 for 10 entries / $ 100 unlimited
Opening night: April 17, 18 pm, Cinémathèque québécoise, screening of “Sky Boundaries” of Fares Naanaa (Tunisia).
Note:Vues d’Afrique is the largest African and Creole film festival outside Africa and is also a competition in several categories: “We work in the Francophonie, all the films we are required to have either subtitled or spoken in French to be able to be shown in the competition: the best films on the theme of Africa and Creole countries that are less than two years old are taken,” commented Executive Director Vues d’Afrique, Geraldine Le Chêne.
Many activities beyond the projections are available (youth programs, African and Creole cuisine, Zumba sessions, kizomba, yoga …). “Every day is an event,” added Ms. Le Chêne.
Homage to Martine Chartrand
Haitian-born visual artist and filmmaker Martine Chartrand, who will receive, on the occasion of Vues d’Afrique, the International Council of Radio and Television of French Expression (CIRTEF) prize, invites the public to a public performance. She will present her painting technique on glassthrough a rear projection system.Date: April 23 to 16 h 30Location: Headquarters Baobar Festival, Cinémathèque québécoisePrice: Free, limited seating