The 2021 Cascade Festival of African Films will be held virtually from February 5 to March 10, 2021. The festival will remain free and open to the public, but films will be shown online. Check back here soon for more details and the list of films!
Gao, Resistance of a People
Directed by Kassim Sanogo
In early 2012, Islamist armed groups swept in and occupied Northern Mali, demanding secession and the introduction of Sharia rule. In Gao, the historic capital of the North, young residents organized resistance groups to protect their families and liberate the city from the occupiers. Director Sanogo meets some of the leaders who took part in this heroic resistance, which is also celebrated by a griot’s retelling of the city’s long history of embracing diversity to maintain peace.
In Songhoy, Bambara, Arabic and French with English subtitles.