Filming Africa | Screening and Discussion with “Félicité” Director Alain Gomis

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Acclaimed French-Senegalese director Alain Gomis discusses his latest feature-length film, which follows Félicité, a determined single mother, through the bustling city of Kinshasa, Congo RDC in a striking portrait of contemporary Africa. Strong and independent, Félicité spends her evenings singing … Read More

Picturing Africa | A Conversation with Photographer Omar Victor Diop

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Senegalese photographer Omar Diop breaks the mold of traditional photography and conveys a universally relevant message through his images; Diop fascinates with his unanticipated perspective on African culture and history. Diop shot “The Future of Beauty” in 2011, and most … Read More

Singing Africa | Ibeyi in Concert at the Variety Playhouse

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Franco-Cuban duo Ibeyi will perform at the Variety Playhouse on October 30th as part of their North American tour. The daughters of venerated Cuban percussionist Miguel “Angà” Diaz, Franco-Cuban twins Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Diaz have gained international acclaim in their … Read More

Welcoming Acclaimed Director Abderrahmane Sissako in Atlanta | Special Screenings & Talkback

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  One of the few contemporary filmmakers from Sub-Saharan Africa to have reached international recognition, Abderrahmane Sissako has received worlwide acclaim for his portrayal of life under the threat of Islamic radicalism in TIMBUKTU. The highest-grossing African film to open … Read More

Mobility in healthcare and civic engagement—ICTs and the future of development

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Smartphones and other mobile platforms are proliferating throughout the developing world, especially as device costs rapidly decrease. Cellular voice and data increasingly reaches towards all corners of the world. These technology and economic trends have spurred research, field trials and … Read More