37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Bound: African vs African Americans

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The divide between Africans and African Americans is complex and seldom explored. Opening with personal testimonials that expose this rift, Bound: Africans vs. African Americans traces the roots of African colonialism and African-American enslavement, laying bare their effects and how these have divided and bound Africans and African Americans. Weaving historical narrative with personal dialogue, Owino’s critically acclaimed directorial debut brings these differences to the fore, illuminating the cultures’ shared history to foster mutual understanding. Discussion with  Jackie Akunda (U.Va.), Alesha Cooper (U.Va.), and Kwame Otu (U.Va.)


Friday, November 6


2:30 PM


UVA : Culbreth Theatre

Film Info

Director: Peres Owino

Runtime: 90 min.

Year: 2015

Country: USA

Featuring: Isaiah Washington, Joy Degruy, Bambadjan Bamba, Benjamin A. Onyango