Through African Eyes: Dialogues with the Directors surveys African cinema through candid revealing conversations with twenty of its most original and celebrated filmmakers. From the pioneers in the industry to the emerging generation they are all bonded by their need to tell stories to shed light on African realities and to shape the future images of the continent. Having been in the unique position of charting the development of African cinema for the past decade African Film Festival Inc. proudly presented this important anthology during its 10th anniversary season.
Featured Interviews: Ousmane Sembene with Samba Gadjigo Mweze Ngangura with Mbye Cham Safi Faye with Zeiba Monod Kwaw Ansah with Letebele Masemola-Jones Gaston Kaboré with Baba Hama Abderrahmane Sissako with Kwame Anthony Appiah Flora Gomes with Frieda Ekotto Idrissa Ouedraogo with Olivier Barlet Cheick Oumar Sissoko with Danny Glover Jean-Marie Teno with Jonathan Nossiter Roger Gnoan M‚ÄôBala with Dan Talbot Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda with Mamadou Niang Jean-Pierre Bekolo with Christine Tully-Sitchet Moussa Sene Absa with Prerana Reddy Mahamat Saleh Haroun with A.O. Scott Wanjuri Kinyanjui with Dommie Yambo-Odotte Alain Gomis with Jonathan Demme Tunde Kelani with Dorothy Désir Theo Eshetu with Keith Shiri and Dumisani Phakathi with Xoliswa Sithole.
Critical Essays by: Françoise Pfaff Teresa Hoefert de Turégano and Jude Akudinobi with foreword by Richard Peña Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center.