Stephen Ujlaki

This October, LMU SFTV and Film Independent at LACMA present Caméras d’Afrique: The Films of West Africa, a month-long film series focusing on the last 50 years of West African cinematic talent. Curated by Film Independent at LACMA curator Elvis Mitchell, Caméras d’Afrique runs October 3–28, 2013 and includes a diverse slate of 21 narrative and documentary films, many of which have never been screened in the U.S.

The series kicks off October 3 at LACMA with the U.S. premiere of Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s critically acclaimed film Grigris—that showed at this year’s Cannes—in a double feature with Harouns’s Bye Bye Africa.  The series will continue throughout the month with screenings at LACMA’s Bing Theater on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and free community screenings and select Q&As moderated by Mitchell at Loyola Marymount University’s Mayer Theater.

In a recent interview with Film Independent for their piece, “Four Reasons Film Geeks Should Catch Caméras d’Afrique,” Dean Stephen Ujlaki tells everyone why this series is not to be missed.