Africa Week to focus on heroes and challenges of global security

September 6, 2017

The 13th annual African Film Weekend will be held Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 at the University of Richmond, Robins School of Business, Ukrop Auditorium.

This event is free and open to public, giving faculty, staff, students and the greater Richmond community the opportunity to learn about African culture through cinema. The theme of this year’s event is “The African Hero.”

The films include:

  • I Am Not Your Negro, Sept. 29: 3 and 7:30 p.m. and Oct 1: 7:30 p.m.
  • Half of a Yellow Sun, Sept. 30, 8:20 a.m.
  • Viva Riva!, Sept. 30, 10:50 a.m.
  • The Man Who Mends Women: The Wrath of Hippocrates, Sept. 30, 2 p.m.
  • Whose Country?, Sept. 30, 4:15 p.m. 

More information is available online.

African Film Weekend is part of Africa Week with lectures focusing on the topic “Urban Culture and the Challenges of Global Security.” The lectures, which are also free and open to the public, will be held in the Carole Weinstein International Center Commons.

The lectures include:

  • Space, Vegetation and Community: The Chase of Kinshasa, Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m., with François Gutu, associate professor of development economics, Université Pédagogique Nationale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • We Are Not Birds: Globalization and Land Dispossession in Tanzania, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., with Dorothy Hodgson, senior associate dean for academic affairs at the Graduate School–New Brunswick and professor of anthropology at Rutgers University.
  • Busting Myths about China’s Overseas Development Program in Africa With New Data, Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m., with Bradley Parks, AidData's Executive Director and a member of the research faculty at the College of William and Mary’s Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations.

Support for African Film Weekend comes from the Office of International Education, the Media Resource Center, the International Studies program and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

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