The Frostburg State University International Film Festival will present "ABC Africa" on Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in the Lane University Center's Atkinson Room 201. This event is free and open to the public.
Abbas Kiarostami and his assistant, Seifollah Samadian, travel to Kampala, Uganda at the request of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development. For 10 days, their camera captures and caresses the faces of 1,000 children - all orphans - whose parents have died of AIDS. Recording tears and laughter, music and silence, life and death, the film attests to Africa's sunny resilience in the face of so much suffering and disease.
"The richness and emotional impact of [the film] comes partly from the balance it achieves between the director's personality (he appears occasionally, middle-aged, wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses and rarely without a camera) and his vast, terrible subject," says The New York Times.
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