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São Paulo – This Thursday (10) saw the premiere of Cine África, a free online film festival that will see ten feature films and two short film programs made in eight African countries shown over a three-month period. Cine África is a project from Mostra de Cinemas Africanos (the Brazil African Film Festival), hosted by SESC São Paulo with support from the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC).
The festival opener will be “Borders,” a drama directed by Apolline Traoré (91 min, Burkina Faso, 2017). Pictured above is a still from the movie.
Two of the feature films in the festival are Arab. The comedy “aKasha” is the first fiction feature from Sudan’s Hajooj Kuka (78 min, 2019), showing for the first time in Brazil on September 24. “Poisonous Roses,” a drama by Egypt’s Fawzi Saleh (70 min, 2018), will show during the week of October 15. The other featured countries are Cameroon, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, and Senegal.
One film will be made available every Thursday until December 2 on the Cinema em Casa com Sesc platform. All titles will remain available for a week, alongside exclusive interviews with the directors.
All films and interviews are subtitled in Portuguese and will be available only in Brazil. You can check out the full program in this previous story from ANBA.
Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum