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African Film Festival showcases diversity of African cinema

Korea-Africa Foundation Chairman Lyeo Woon-ki, fifth from right, poses with African ambassadors to Korea and other officials at the 2024 Africa Film Festival in Busan, Thursday. Courtesy of Korea-Africa Foundation

The 2024 African Film Festival kicked off with a vibrant opening ceremony in Busan on Thursday, showcasing the rich tapestry of African cinema and culture.Organized by the Korea-Africa Foundation in collaboration with the Busan Cinema Center, the festival aims to foster cultural exchange and dispel stereotypes about Africa through the power of film.Running through June 5, the festival features a curated selection of 14 films from across the African continent, recommended by the African Group of Ambassadors in Korea (AGA).From historical dramas to contemporary romances and action-packed thrillers, the lineup offers a diverse range of genres and perspectives.In his opening remarks, Korea-Africa Foundation Chairman Lyeo Woon-ki emphasized the importance of the festival in building bridges between Korea and Africa, especially as the 2024 Korea-Africa Summit approaches in early June.

He expressed hope that through cinematic storytelling, the festival would deepen understanding and strengthen ties between the two regions.Notable films include “Goodbye Julia,” directed by Mohamed Kordofani of Sudan, which explores the complex religious and cultural divides in Sudanese society.Documentaries like “Nelson Mandela: Countdown to Freedom” also provide insights into key figures and historical events that have shaped Africa’s trajectory.Beyond the cinematic experience, the foundation is hosting a series of events as part of Africa Week, commemorating Africa Day on May 25. These events include talks, music performances and cultural exhibitions, providing further opportunities for Koreans to immerse themselves in 슬롯게이밍 the diverse facets of African culture.


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