“This I Not A Burial, It's A Resurrection” is the title of Lemohang Jeremiah Moses' contribution to this year's Africa Alive festival - and the festival is also celebrating a kind of resurrection after postponements caused by corona.

After the opening with Moses' Film, African films can be seen in the cinema of the German Film Institute and Film Museum (DFF) and in the Filmforum Höchst until September 9th.

Eva-Maria Magel

Head of culture editor Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

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Although the 27th edition of the film festival has to do without the usual numerous accompanying events, this time several topics are bundled in the dense program.

One focus is on the tenth anniversary of the Arab Spring with newer productions from North Africa, including the debut “Noura's Dream” by the Tunisian author and director Hinde Boujemaa, who will also be a guest at the DFF cinema on September 3rd from 8:15 pm.

Another focus begins on the first evening of the festival with a milestone in African film: "Mandabi", the second feature film by Ousmane Sembène in 1968 and the first film in the Wolof language, can be seen as a new 4K restoration. And September 7th again, with “Laafi” and “Muna Moto” two more African film classics can be seen.

Teboho Edkins, who will also be a guest, is dedicated to a current topic: Chinese immigrants and African cattle herders meet in “Days Of Cannibalism”, and Inigo Westmeier's documentary “Black China” is on view to match the African-Chinese question. Beryl Magoko is presenting her film "In Search" herself, "Notre Dame du Nile" by Atiq Rahimi based on the novel of the same name will be shown on September 2nd and 4th, and "Binti" will also be a children's film on September 3rd and 5th in program. Information at www.africa-alive-festival.de.