Film at The Africa Center


The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo

Thursday, April 18th, 2024 | 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Doors open at 6:30PM; Film begins at 7:00PM
 Runtime – 1 hour 18 minutes

The Africa Center at Aliko Dangote Hall
1280 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10029 United States (map)
*Please note registration for the screening will open in March

Join us on Thursday, April 18th at 7:00PM ET for Film at The Africa Center screening of The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo. The film explores the artistic contribution of one of Africa’s foremost woman writers, a trailblazer for an entire generation of exciting new talent. The film charts Ama Ata Aidoo’s creative journey in a life that spans 7 decades from colonial Ghana through the tumultuous era of independence to a more sober present day Africa where nurturing women’s creative talent remains as hard as ever.

In partnership with the African Film Festival, Film at The Africa Center will host a series showcasing a selection of films by emerging African filmmakers. These films will reflect a range of genres, themes, and visual styles, allowing audiences to experience the vibrant tapestry of African cinema.

About the Director

Yaba Badoe is a BBC-trained, award-winning documentary film maker and writer with many years experience in broadcast television. She has made arts and culture based documentaries for the main terrestrial channels in the UK. In 2003 she directed a one hour documentary about the life and work of Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison, for BBC4. Her latest film, The Witches of Gambaga (Fadoa Films, 2010), won the 2010 Best Documentary Award at the Black International Film Festival and 2nd Prize, Documentaries at FESPACO 2011.




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