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17th African Film Festival: Precious Hair Beauty and Saint Omer

Friday, March 24, 2023 | 7:00 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.

Saint Omer was France's Academy Award submission for the Best International Feature Film. Directed by Alice Diop, the drama follows a novelist who attends the trial of woman accused of infanticide. Preceeding Saint Omer, Precious Hair Beauty,  is an ode to the mundanity and madness of the high street, told through the window of an African hair salon.

Friday night is the opening night of the African Film Festival which will run through Sunday, March 26 in Brown Hall. Please visit africanfilm.wustl.edu for more information.


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African Students Association, African and African-American Studies, Film and Media Studies

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Event Contact

Wilmetta Toliver-Diallo

Speaker Information

Ekwa Msangi will lead the Q and A after this screening. 

Ekwa Msangi is a Tanzanian and American filmmaker whose award-winning and critically acclaimed feature film Farewell Amor premiered in competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival,  is being distributed by IFC Films (North America), MUBI and Netflix Africa (Worldwide). Msangi has written and directed for both television and film, and along her journey has been awarded the NYWIFT Director’s Award, the 2020 Durban International Film Festival award for Best Screenplay, and was named a 2020 Sundance Momentum Fellow as well as a 2020 BAFTA Breakthrough. Most recently Msangi won the 2021 Indie Spirit “Someone To Watch” Award.

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