In celebration of Black History Month, Portland Community College is hosting the annual Cascade Festival of African Films.
The Cascade Festival of African Films was founded in 1991 by four Portland Community College faculty members. Now in its 32nd year, the festival is the longest running annual, nonprofit, non-commercial, largely volunteer-run African Film Festival in the United States.
The films featured during the festival represent different countries and cultures as well as a range of lifestyles from pre-colonial to modern times in rural and urban settings. The films celebrate Africa’s achievements, expose its failures, and reveal possibilities for a hopeful future.
This year the festival is completely virtual and gives you many opportunities to participate with its expansive schedule. The festival will air online starting February 4. It continues on select nights through March 5.
2022 Cascade Festival of African Films Schedule
Friday, February 4
7:00pm, 42 min. Diatribe: From the Village to the Streets
7:00pm, 15 mins min. Who We Carry
Saturday, February 5
3:00pm, 116 min. This is My Desire / Eyimofe
7:00pm, 101 min. Casablanca Beats
Thursday, February 10
7:00pm, 77 min. Partir?
Friday, February 11
7:00pm, 99 min. The Last Tree
Saturday, February 12
3:00pm, 77 min. Diaspora Suite and Other Short Films
7:00pm, 100 min. The Inheritance
Wednesday, February 16
7:00pm, 60 min. Can I Live?
Thursday, February 17
6:00pm, 60 min. Golden Fish, African Fish
7:00pm, 77 min. Morning Star
Saturday, February 19
3:00pm, 92 min. Duga / The Scavengers
7:00pm, 93 min. La Nuit Des Rois / Night of the Kings
Thursday, February 24
7:00pm, 80 min. No Gold for Kalsaka
Friday, February 25
7:00pm, 92 min. Tug of War
Saturday, February 26
3:00pm, 94 min. Granma Nineteen and the Soviet’s Secret
7:00pm, 100 min. Curfew
Thursday, March 3
7:00pm, 120 min. Faya Dayi
Friday, March 4
7:00pm, 103 min. Barakat
Saturday, March 5
12:00pm, 88 min. Buried
3:00pm, 54 min. Tales of the Accidental City
7:00pm, 20 min. Al-Sit
7:00pm, 84 min. Min Alesh?
The Cascade Festival of African Films is free and open to all. For more information, visit the festival website.
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