Camera d’Afrique (Restored Version) (1983)

  • New York African Film Festival
  • 1h 35m
  • Tunisia
Last Chance to Rent Feb 15, 12:00 PM ET

Seventy years after the invention of the cinema—and after several decades of colonial cinema using Africa as an exotic setting, often denying humanity and dignity to its people—newly independent Africans finally took hold of the movie camera. Undeterred by the lack of means and infrastructure, they showed African reality in its variegated forms, seen at last through African eyes. Using extracts from significant films, interviews with filmmakers, and rare vintage footage, Camera d’Afrique recalls the first 20 years of the new auteur cinema of sub-Saharan Africa, which bears witness to an indefatigable—and still-enduring—drive for self-expression. 2K restoration from the original 16mm print done by the Laboratory of the CNC with the support of L’Institut français.


Férid Boughedir





Bonus Content

New York African Film Festival Trailer
1h 34m
Caméra d’Afrique Q&A with Férid Boughedir

Caméra d’Afrique director, Férid Boughedir joins fellow filmmaker and producer, Rico Speight in a discussion about Ferid’s newly restored film.

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