Dolce Vita Africana

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Dolce Vita Africana
Cosima Spender, 2008
Mali | Bambara and French with English subtitles | 63 minutes

U.S. Premiere!

Filmmaker Q&A on April 4!

A documentary about internationally-renowned Malian photographer Malick Sidibe, whose iconic images from the late-50s through 70s captured the carefree spirit of his generation asserting their freedom after independence, until an Islamic coup ushered in years of military dictatorship.

Screening with:
A History of Independence
Daouda Coulibaly | Senegal/Mali | 2009 | 21m

Following an African cinematic trend of retelling traditional oral stories through cinema, this film depicts the life of newlyweds Sire and Nama. Nama decides to make his home in a cave, where he will lead a hermit’s life and devote himself to God.

Series: 20th New York African Film Festival

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