New African Film Festival at AFI Theatre Showcases Many Genres

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The New African Film Festival is returning for its 18th year at the American Film Institute Theatre (AFI) in Silver Spring from March 18 to March 31. The festival, which is presented by the American Film Institute Theatre and Africa World Now Project, will display 28 films from 17 countries, the theater’s website states.

Films such as Oscar submitted “Lingui, The Sacred Bonds,” by Chadian Mahamat-Saleh Haroun and award-winning “Queen of Glory” by Ghanaian American Nana Mensah will be presented during the festival according to the theater’s website. There will also be coming-of-age films, documentaries, and several other genres.

Tickets for the festival are now on sale on the theater’s website.

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