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Caméra d’Afrique: Twenty Years of African Cinema, 1983


Caméra d’Afrique: Twenty Years of African Cinema, 1983
02-22-2024 7:30 pm
Spadina Theatre Free

Event Description

Free admission

February 22 7:30 pm

Caméra d’Afrique: Twenty Years of African Cinema, 1983

Director: Férid Boughedir


Length: 1h30 mins

Some 70 years after cinema was invented, and after more than half a century of colonial cinema in which Africa was used as an exotic backdrop but its inhabitants were often depicted as less than human and portrayed in ways that undermined their dignity, Africans in newly independent countries were finally able to operate the camera themselves. Filming in the face of insurmountable obstacles, lacking both equipment and infrastructures, taking whatever support they could get from within Africa or elsewhere, they strove to convey the many and varied realities of Africa as seen by the Africans who had so long been debarred from self-expression. Shot over a decade, Caméra d’Afrique relates the first 20 years of the new cohorts of creative filmmakers that emerged in sub-Saharan Africa, documenting an unprecedented hunger for expression that remains unsatiated to this day.

In French with English subtitles


  • Box office also available on-site!
  • Doors will open only 20 minutes before the event.
  • Doors will be closed 10 minutes after the beginning of the event.
  • Don't bring food and beverages.
  • Enjoy the event!

 Merci and see you soon! 



Event Information

Event Date 02-22-2024 7:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Spadina Theatre
Categories Cinema

Venue Information - Spadina Theatre

Created by Hariri Pontarini Architects, the Alliance Française Toronto theatre opened in the spring of 2014. Since then, more than 200 artists and events have been held there all year long, within a warm and intimate atmosphere. This 147-seat auditorium invites you to join us for musical performances of all genres, as well as film screenings, lectures, and stage plays.

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