This documentary is a powerful portrait of Africa’s most widely acclaimed contemporary artist El Anatsui, filmed over three years in Venice, Italy, and Nsukka, Nigeria. Following the screening, there will be a discussion about the making of the film and the work of El Anatsui. (53 minutes)Speakers: Filmmaker Susan Vogel & Curator Christa Clarke
Following the screening: reception and tour of exhibition Expanding Africa at the Newark Museum: New Visions, New Galleries.
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The festival is a showcase for films that focus on the experiences and concerns of contemporary African Americans, as well as an outlet for films about the African-American experience from earlier eras. The six-week festival is free to the public and provides emerging filmmakers, writers, directors and producers with a high profile outlet for their work.