E-book “Cinemas Africanos contemporâneos – abordagens críticas”, por Ana Camila Esteves e Jusciele Oliveira (orgs).
ABOUT BRAZIL AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Curated by Ana Camila Esteves (Brazil) and Beatriz Leal Riesco (Spain), the Brazil African Film Festival brings together an array of contemporary African films, both shorts and full-length features, many of them unreleased in Brazil. The curators’ selection meets the demand for exhibition spaces in Brazil that showcase recent films produced in Africa and its diaspora over the past five years, and promotes dialogue between the public and the aesthetics and narratives presented in these films, which remain largely unknown to Brazilian audiences.
In its six editions since 2018, the Festival has screened films by directors from such countries as Senegal, Sudan, South Africa, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt, plus productions from Afro-diasporic territories like France and Cuba that focus on Africans and people of African descent. Fiction and documentary films are featured, offering a rare opportunity for Brazilian audiences to become acquainted with the broad repertoire of this vibrant cinema, which examines a diversity of themes, landscapes and aesthetics.
The curators follow the trajectories of African film in the world's most important festivals, including Cannes, Berlinale, Toronto, Venice, Rotterdam, and Fespaco (this biggest festival of African cinema in Africa, in Burkina Faso), and choose the most interesting titles to bring back to Brazil.
Our main annual edition takes place in July in São Paulo city, at CineSesc, and marks the turn of our curatorship. Besides the festival, we also organize the cineclub Cine Africa, in Salvador city, collaborate with several festivals in Brazil and other countries, and offer workshops and panels on African cinemas.
BEATRIZ LEAL RIESCO
Pesquisadora, professora, crítica e curadora especializada em arte e cinema contemporâneos africanos, europeus e do Oriente Médio. É programadora do New York African Film Festival e co-fundadora do Wallay! Barcelona African Film Festival. É idealizadora e curadora da Mostra de Cinemas Africanos.
ANA CAMILA ESTEVES
Jornalista, produtora cultural e pesquisadora. Atualmente desenvolve pesquisa no âmbito do doutorado sobre as narrativas do urbano nos cinemas africanos contemporâneos. É idealizadora e curadora da Mostra de Cinemas Africanos e do projeto de cineclube Cine África, em Salvador.