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17th African Film Festival: Egungun and Xale

Sunday, March 26, 2023 | 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Brown Hall, 100
Brown Hall, St. Louis, MO 63130

The 17th annual African Film Festival invites St. Louisans to see Africa’s most acclaimed films on the big screen. This year’s showcase includes six films and a youth matinee.

Egungun follows a young woman who returns to her hometown in Lagos in search of healing. What she discovers instead is a path that takes her into her past and toward a new understanding of the people and experiences that shaped her. Xalé follows a young girl whose life is forever changed after a devastating incident. The film is the third in a trilogy by legendary filmmaker Moussa Sene Absa.  Xale was Senegal's submission to the Oscar's.

African Film Festival will run Friday, March 24 through Sunday, March 26 in Brown Hall. On March 23, there will be a pre-festival kickoff with the screening of William Greaves Festival of Negro Arts (1966) at the Kemper Art Musuem. Please visit africanfilm.wustl.edu for more information.


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