Saturday, February 4, 2017
Bama Theatre, Tuscaloosa, AL
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Children’s Movie)
6 PM - 11 PM (Scheduled African movies)

Tuscaloosa will host its 5th Annual Evening of African Films at the Bama Theatre on Saturday, February 4th 2017. Four movies will be presented on this special night of African movies in Tuscaloosa.   The program begins at 2:00 pm and includes African dance, Music and story-telling. This will be followed by an award winning children’s African animation movie Kirikou and the Sorceress a 1998 African Film Classic written and directed by Michel Ocelot. Drawn from elements of West African folk tales.

Regular programming for the film festival will run from 6:00 to 11:00 pm with 2 award winning shorts and 1 feature film being screened for Tuscaloosa movie goers.

The shorts are The Return/ La Retour (Cameroon/France) Yoham Kouam and Destino (Morroco/Spain). This year’s feature film is Dazzling Mirage from Nigeria.

Born in France from Cameroonian parents, Yohan Kouam studied editing at Institut des arts de Diffusion (IAD) in Brussels. After two shorts Fragments de vie and Les dimanches de Léa, he directed in

2013 The Return which is now internationally acclaimed.

Born in France, Zangro grew up in Spain and Morocco before coming back to France where he founded Bien ou Bien Productions. After a TV movie and a web series shot in Morocco he directed Como à la Television in 2012, winner of the Urban Film Festival in Paris. In 2014 he directed the internationally acclaimed short Destino.

Dazzling Mirage is a 2014 Nigerian drama film, produced and directed by Tunde Kelani; it stars Kemi "Lala" Akindoju, Kunle AfolayanBimbo ManuelYomi Fash LansoTaiwo Ajai-Lycett and Seun Akindele.[1][2][3] It also features special appearances from Adewale Ayuba, Sean Tizzle, Tunde Babalola and Steve Sodiya.[4] The film is an adaptation of a novel of the same name by Olayinka Abimbola Egbokhare, adapted to screen by Ade Solanke.[5] It tells the story of a young sickle-cell patient and the various social and emotional challenges she's faced with.

The Tuscaloosa Evening of African Film is presented by the Edward A. Ulzen Memorial Foundation (EAUMF) and Afram South Inc., two non-profit organizations supporting education and public health initiatives in Ghana, West Africa and West Alabama respectively. It is also co- sponsored by The College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS) at UA and Tuscaloosa Sister Cities. Tuscaloosa is a sister city of Sunyani –Techiman in Ghana.

Tickets are: General admission - $10.00; Youth 14-17 years and up - $8.00

Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2798092

Or at the Bama Theatre box office (205-758-5195) only on the day of the event.

For more information contact eaumfoundation@gmail.com  or call Bill Foster at 334-322-0824 or Thad Ulzen at 205-552-6078.