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15 Films You Can't Miss At This Year’s New African Film Festival

You're in for a treat this weekend, D.C. fam.

The 14th Annual New African Film Festival is here, bringing fresh, innovative art by some of the fiercest crafters of black cinema.

The AFI (American Film Institute) Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Md., is hosting the festival from March 8 to March 18; co-presenting with afrikafé and Africa World Now Project. With 20 countries being represented by the 27 films on the lineup, it's evident with each selection that spreading and showcasing African culture from all reaches of the Motherland was part of the agenda this year.

The festival opens with excellence, such as the Cannes-premiered magical-realist fable, I Am Not a Witch, by Zambian-Welsh filmmaker Rungano Nyoni, Senegal's 2018 Oscar selection Félicité by Alain Gomis, and the U.S. premiere of acclaimed Kenyan cinematographer Likarion Wainaina's feature debut, Supa Modo.

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