About "I dared to make a film": A Tribute to the Life and Work of Safi Faye
Note: this talk will take place at the Cook Center, Maxwell Hall.
Often called "the mother of African cinema," Senegalese filmmaker Safi Faye was the first African woman to direct a commercial feature film. Join visiting scholar Beti Ellerson for a conversation on Faye's revolutionary work and career, and its lasting impact on African filmmaking.
Beti Ellerson is the founder and director of the Centre for the Study of Research of African Women in Cinema. She is the author of Sisters of the Screen: Women of African on Film, Video, and Television and director of a documentary based on her book.
This public talk is presented as part of the Best of FESPACO programming, organized in collaboration between IU Cinema, Black Camera, the African Studies Program, and the Center for Documentary Research and Practice.