"The Water Man" To Open 29th Edition Of Pan African Film Festival
The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) organisers have announced that David Oyelowo's directorial debut movie "The Water Man" will open the 29th edition of PAFF, which will start and run entirely virtually from 28th February to 14th March 2021.
PAFF has been credited as America's most prominent Black film festival and screens 200+ movies and films made by, for or about people from Africa or African descent. And because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the festival proceedings will only run online and accessed on an on-demand basis.
Organisers are delighted that for perhaps the first time, the show will be more accessible to a global audience who can join virtually, enabling more access to some of the screening line-up, which includes" "Back of the Moon" (from South Africa);
"Caged Birds", "Maya and Her Lover", "Smell of Summer" (all from the US; and "Two Single Beds" (from the UK).
Mr Ayuko Babu, the Festival's Director, said, We're thrilled to be screening what we regard on some of the best black-oriented movies and films. In the face of these unprecedented times, we are grateful to be able to continue supporting Black filmmakers and to help destroy negative stereotypes and depict an expanded vision of the Black experience."