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04 January 2013

Shades of Love: Romance in Contemporary African Cinema at MFAH

This film series, Shades of Love: Romance in Contemporary African Cinema at MFAH, is organized by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas in collaboration with the Menil Collection and its exhibition The Progress of Love, on view December 2, 2012–March 17, 2013.

Guest film curator for the series is Mahen Bonetti, founder and director of the New York African Film Festival. “When thinking of Africa," she says, "the definition of love is vague or absent. The word love is always overshadowed by crisis—AIDS, drought, warfare. So when thinking of the continent of Africa, one does not think of the word love in relation to the emotions and tension that accompanies the concept. The films in this program cover passion, jealousy, revenge, yearning, scheming, intimacy, courtship, gallantry, sexual encounters—with a definite African flavour.”

Restless City (2011) Andrew Dosunmu

A Love During the War (2005) Osvalde Lewat-Hallade

Awaiting for Men (2007) Katy Léna N’diaye

Love Brewed in an African Pot (1980) Kwaw Ansah

Faat Kiné (2001) Ousmane Sembène

Hyenas (1992) Djibril Diop Mambety

White Wedding (2009) Jann Turner

Sex, Okra and Salted Butter (2008) Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Surrender (2000) Celine Gilbert