The following description was submitted by the event organizer.
A free popular Portland event for 29 years, this year’s film festival features five weeks of more than 30 feature, documentary and short films by established and emerging African directors from 18 countries. The Cascade Festival of African Films shows us Africa through the eyes of Africans, rather than a vision of Africa packaged for Western viewers. The films celebrate Africa’s achievements, expose its failures, and reveal possibilities for a hopeful future.
In celebration of Black History Month, brought to you by Portland Community College. In addition to the film screenings, the festival includes live theater events, visiting artists, and a family film day. Events occur at both of these locations:
4122 NE Sandy Blvd
PCC Cascade Campus
Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building, Room 104
705 N Killingsworth St
( On the corner of N Killingsworth and Albina, Please enter on Albina)