Thursday, October 20, 1994


Political Myth & Personal History

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Lumumba: Death of a Prophet (1992, Raoul Peck) and Allah Tantou (1991, David Achkar) are subtly layered personal essay films reflecting on African independence as seen in Guinea and Zaire (formerly the Belgian Congo), each maker’s search for his father (biological and spiritual), and the search for truths behind received cultural myths. Introduced by Cornelius Moore, Director of California Newsreel’s Library of African Cinema. After the show the audience is invited to an informal Buy Your Own Drink gathering with the curator.