by Margaux Williamson
Last night at the Images Festival, I saw "Reframing Africa 1: Representation or Reality?".
Boy, what a relief it was to see such good work. It's rare to have all of the short works in a curated program be this full of life, this compelling - to have the story they form together be both so direct and so complicated. It was curated by the African filmmaker Jean-Marie Teno and included the work of 5 other African filmmakers.
Now that I trust Jean-Marie Teno completely, I can recommend a conversation between him and Deanna Bowen today, April 5th, at the Gladstone from 3 pm to 4 as well as his second curated program of short works that's screening tonight (April 5 from 9 pm to 11 pm) at Jackman Hall (AGO) - "Reframing Africa 2: Perspectives in Mambety's Footsteps.