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Tuscaloosa Africana Film Festival Offers Two Events

The 2020 Tuscaloosa Africana Film Festival will feature two events that provide evening showings of acclaimed movies from the African continent and broader African Diaspora.

The Tuscaloosa Africana Film Festival, now in its eighth year, is co-sponsored by The University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences.

The first event includes two feature-length films and two short movies Feb. 29 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Central High School in Tuscaloosa. The second event, in recognition of Women’s History Month in March,  includes women-themed Africana movies, and it will be held March 28, also at Central High School. More details about the second showing will be provided at the Feb. 29 event.

Tickets for the Feb. 29 film showings are $10 for general admission and $5 for students with an ID and are available online via Brown Paper Tickets. Meals will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

The Tuscaloosa Africana Film Festival is presented by the Edward A. Ulzen Memorial Foundation and Afram South Inc., two nonprofit organizations that support education and public health initiatives in Ghana, West Africa, and West Alabama. In addition to UA’s Colleges of Community Health Sciences and Arts and Sciences, the festival is also sponsored by the Tuscaloosa Sister Cities Commission. Tuscaloosa is a sister city of Sunyani-Techiman in Ghana.

Learn more about the movies being shown by reading the full article on the UA News site.