Film Exhibit

The Film Exhibit is held in conjunction with the LASA/Africa 2023 Congress. As an integral part of the Congress the Film Exhibit features recent films that present potential connections between both continents in all possible areas: their history, peoples, cultures, art, politics, education, and all the subjects and discourses with which their communities engage. The films are from all over the world and special attention is given to the documentary genre in all its expressions. In today’s educational context, audiovisual productions are not only versatile and necessary, they also challenge monological discourse by allowing the expression of multiple voices, especially of those that have not direct access to print culture.

The Film Exhibit constitutes a segment of LASA’s Multiscreen Platform (MSP), a multiscreen exhibit and resource of films on all matters related to Latin America. Films showcased as part of the Film Exhibit have also the opportunity to be selected and booked for other screening events organized by LASA’s MSP throughout the year: film exhibits at regional LASA meetings; film series at the LASA Cultural Center in Pittsburgh; and Virtual Labs offered to LASA membership. These venues offer excellent opportunities to reach and impact audiences associated with education, scholarship, and social action. 


On-Site & On-Demand

L’argent, la liberté
Une histoire du franc CFA

Money, Freedom, a Story of CFA Franc
2022, 102’
French w/ English subtitles

1960 marks the end of the colonial period. The majority of former French territories south of the Sahara decided to keep the CFA franc, a currency conceived by Paris in the aftermath of World War II. In 2022 the CFA is still in use. How come that those countries have never challenged this legacy?

The film will be available for online screening starting on November 15 at the Congress Hub. It will also be screened at the University of Ghana at the time and date indicated below.

November 16
Time in Ghana
5:15 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. 
The film will be presented by the director and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, conducted by Dr. Timothy Power, University of Oxford.

November 15-18
For viewing at the Congress Hub

Directed by

Katy Lena Ndiaye 


Tact Production (FR)
Oualid Baha

Neon Rouge Productions (BE)
Aurelien Bodinaux

IndigoMood Films (SEN)
Katy Lena Ndiaye


Florian Schewe for Film Five GmbH (DE)


Nine films are available for viewing on-demand at the Congress Hub from November 15 to 18, 2023.

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