Past Event

African Jubilee Film Festival: Ceddo

Celebrate 50 years of African independence on film with this special screening of Ousmane Sembene’s 1977 Senegalese film, Ceddo (Outsiders). Initially banned in Senegal, the film details the kidnapping of an African princess and the  ensuing struggle between Muslim clerics and guardian of tradition, with missionaries and slave traders in the wings.”  Alie Kabba, the Executive Director of United African Organization, will lead the post-film conversation.

 This is the first film in The African Jubilee Film Festival, curated by Lynette Jackson and Floyd Webb, which runs from June 27 to December 5.

This event is free and open to the public. Learn more about the film festival. 

This event is co-sponsored by portoluz, The DuSable Museum of African American History, the African American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies departments at UIC and The Public Square. portoluz is producer of the African Jubilee Film Festival.  

More about Civic Cinema 

An exhilarating series of films, forums, and conversations, Civic Cinema uses the most exceptionally creative and engaging documentary films of our times to help communities talk about the most pressing social issues facing us. The documentaries we screen and discuss challenge many of the mainstream representations of critical social issues. Art, in this case, becomes a way of thinking about how history and truth are represented and a way of promoting media literacy.

Free and open to the public. For more information, call 312.413.2457.

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