African Films Series

The Africa Hub hosts events and programs that promote the study and understanding of Africa. To that end, cinema is a powerful platform that can be utilized to support the Africa Hub’s goal of promoting the understanding of Africa. Cinema can afford us space to debate political and cultural issues in our community. Regardless of culture or nationality, films frequently explore universal themes such as work ethic, home, and identity.

Cinema offers its audience a visual reflection on what it means to be human, gives them the opportunity to experience life enriching stories and thus helps all of us to understand the human condition.  The films we screen will give the Mizzou community an opportunity to see the lives of others come to life, in manner that will teach and induce empathy, making us all well – rounded citizens of the world.


The African Film Series screenings over the years have been made possible with the generous financial support of The Black Studies Department; MU International Programs; African Graduate Professional Student Association; Division of Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity; Black History Month Committee; Ragtag Cinema; International Studies Program; Political Science Department; Afro-Romance Institute; Central Missouri Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Association; Ellis Library; French Honor Society; City of Columbia Human Rights Commission; and MU Residential Life.

Previous programs

A Towering Task