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The 8th Annual West African Film Festival

Houston, Texas – What would Black History Month be without a Black film festival! This year marks the 8th Annual West African Film Festival and this years lineup is filled with shorts, documentaries, narratives, dramadies and comedies! Note, if you’re not in the greater Houston area, not to worry. There will be some virtual screenings as well.

What is wonderfully unique about this film festival are the selections. You will not walk away from a screenings without discussing or a minimum contemplating the films. Films screened in the past have dealt with African spiritual traditions and their demonization from misconceptions, to the interrelationships between diaspora and continental Africans. Other films have focused on the prominent Senegalese musician Laba Sosseh, the “otherness” of albinism on the continent, and some films told coming of age stories of youth in Nigeria. The beauty to behold is the cinematography that captivates the richness of crystal black melanin across all shades and filmmakers shaping the narrative from the African perspective to the world! You do not want to miss out!

Please register at to receive the virtual screening links and info. 

The film festival is presented by Imanuel Way and community partners:

Missouri City Graduate Chapter of Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship Inc. 

University of Houston-Clear Lake

Houston Community College

Prairie View A&M University 

Texas A&M University

The Menil Collection



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