Film festival highlights African life, culture around the world
Three friends from St. Louis attempt to exist on $1.25 a day while traveling across three continents to discover their responsibility to the poor. Their journey is chronicled in “Give a Damn?,” a film on the docket at the 5th annual E. Desmond Lee Africa World Documentary Film Festival, sponsored by the University of Missouri–St. Louis.
The festival will take place on Feb. 24 and 25 at the Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd. in St. Louis (63112). The festival features 12 films from 11 countries, including South Africa, Liberia, France and the U.S.A. Niyi Coker, the E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of African/African American Studies at UMSL, is the festival’s director.
An open discussion with the director of “Give a Damn?” and two of its subjects will follow the Feb. 24 screening. There will also be a discussion with one of the filmmakers of “No More Selections! We Want Elections!” following its showing on Feb. 25.
The festival is free and open to the public.
Others sponsors of the film festival include: the E. Desmond Lee Professorship in African/African American Studies at UMSL, International Studies and Programs at UMSL and Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization, Federal Ministry of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
For a complete list of the documentary films that will be showing at the festival visit umsl.edu/services/cis/special_projects/AWDFF/AWDFF%20-%202012/AWDFF_2012_MHM.html.
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