Under the Shadow of the Baobab
Event: African Perspectives film screening
Venue: Goethe Institute Namibia in Windhoek
Date: 26 November, 2016
Ending the tenth anniversary celebrations of the monthly film series “African Perspectives”, AfricAvenir presents Namibian Premiere of “Tahar Cheriaa – Under the Shadow of the Baobab”This will be the last screening of “African Perspectives” at the Goethe Institute in 2016.
“Tahar Cheriaa – Under the Shadow of the Baobab” documents the life of the undisputed father of Pan-Africanism, Mohamed Challouf, who was the founder of the Carthage Film Festival, the first film festival in Africa. The film focuses on his ideas and the projects he was involved in. The film includes interviews and archives, and gives a complete portrait of the man and his fight for African cinema and for the whole cinema of the South. After the wave of African independence began, Tahar deployed all his energy to create the first authentic images of post-colonial Africa. This enabled African cinema to contribute to the modernization of the continent.
Born and raised in Sousse, Tunisia. Mohamed Challouf went to Italy to study Language and Italian culture. As a director Mohamed has produced four documentaries, titled: Ouaga, Film capital (2002), Don Francesco Pedretti, Mezzo Secolo per un Mondo Intero and Tahar Cheriaa, under the shadow of the Baobab.