College Of New Rochelle To Host Francophone African Cinema Conference

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A screening of "The United States of Africa" will be shown at the  Francophone African Cinema Conference at College of New Rochelle.
A screening of "The United States of Africa" will be shown at the Francophone African Cinema Conference at College of New Rochelle. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The College of New Rochelle will be hosting the Francophone African Cinema Conference along with film screenings on Friday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with screenings beginning at 2:30 p.m.

The conference will be held in the Mooney Center, Room 241, at the main campus of The College of New Rochelle, 29 Castle Place. Screenings will be held in Room C of the Sweeny Student Center.

The event will include presentations on French-African cinema and literature, film screenings and close with a final discussion session.

Keynote speakers and presenters will be Andre Beauzethier, The College of New Rochelle; Sylvie Kande, SUNY College of Old Westbury;  Caroline Messa Wambe, Universite De Montreal;  Jean Ouedraogo, SUNY Plattsburgh and Quebec filmmaker, Yanick Letourneau.

Two films will be screened, "Les Raquetteurs," a short documentary about the celebration and ritual surrounding a snowshoe competition in rural Quebec in the late 1950s and "Les Etats-Unis d’Afrique" ("The United States of Africa"), a full length documentary directed by Yanick Letourneau.

“This is the first time that the event will take place at the College and I know it will be a wonderful and enriching opportunity for students, professors and professionals to interact with one another while learning more about the interplay between art and politics in Africa,”said  Nahed Noureddine, French professor and program coordinator at The College of New Rochelle.

For more information, contact Nahed Nadio Noureddine at nnoureddine@cnr.edu.

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