PLANET AFRICA LEGACY

The legacy site commemorating Black film history

Dedicated to Cinema from Africa and the African Diaspora

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About: Planet Africa Legacy 

Preserving  history

Planet Africa is one of the most significant events in Black film history and the Canadian cultural industry yet much of its story and long-standing impact remains untold.

 

The Planet Africa Legacy website is a digital archive and time capsule to commemorate and preserve the collective history and creative wealth over its ten-year period 1995-2004.

 

A work-in-progress, it exhibits over 150 films from 120+ filmmakers that premiered in the Planet Africa programme.

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2020 marked the 25th anniversary of Planet Africa. To commemorate the event the Toronto International Film Festival presented a special program Planet Africa 25 

comprised of screenings, panels and parties celebrating

Planet Africa's legacy.

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Revisit Planet Africa's panels

ORIGIN STORYhow it all started, obstacles, successes. moderated by Cameron Bailey and Directors talk BLACK FILM NOW.  

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Enjoy the return of the

PLANET AFRICA PARTY: 

Social Distance Edition, 

featuring the original PA

DJ Dave Campbell

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Planet Africa Alumni

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun returns to TIFF 2021 with his latest film

Lingui, The Sacred Bonds

and Saul Williams makes his directorial debut with

Neptune Frost

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The 46th edition of the

Toronto International Film Festival

(Sept. 9 to Sept. 18) features 10 days of exceptional international and Canadian cinema with close to 200 films in its Official Selection,

 

Dionne Warwick: Don't Make Me Over | Directors Dave Wooley and David Heilbroner
Dionne Warwick: Don't Make Me Over | Directors Dave Wooley and David Heilbroner

Wed, Sep 15, 5pm DIGITAL PREMIERE SCREENING digital TIFF Bell Lightbox Sat, Sep 18, 7pm DIGITAL 2nd SCREENING digital TIFF Bell Lightbox

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The Gravedigger's Wife | Director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed
The Gravedigger's Wife | Director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed

Tue, Sep 14, 6:30pm IN-PERSON TIFF Bell Lightbox Thu, Sep 16, 9:00pm IN-PERSON Ontario Place West Island Open Air Cinema Fri, Sep 17, 7:00pm DIGITAL 2nd SCREENING digital TIFF Bell Lightbox

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Learn To Swim | Director Thyrone Tommy
Learn To Swim | Director Thyrone Tommy

Tue, Sep 14, 1pm DIGITAL 2nd SCREENING digital TIFF Bell Lightbox Sat, Sep 18, 2pm IN-PERSON TIFF Bell Lightbox

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Dionne Warwick: Don't Make Me Over | Directors Dave Wooley and David Heilbroner
Dionne Warwick: Don't Make Me Over | Directors Dave Wooley and David Heilbroner

Wed, Sep 15, 5pm DIGITAL PREMIERE SCREENING digital TIFF Bell Lightbox Sat, Sep 18, 7pm DIGITAL 2nd SCREENING digital TIFF Bell Lightbox

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World Premieres, indie break-outs and Oscar buzz - In the spirit of Planet Africa we are pleased to bring back THE BLACKLIST featuring Black films, and talent

at TIFF'21. Click on image for public screening details.

TIFF’s Industry Conference features unparalleled events with acclaimed industry guests. 

Planet Africa Community PA Alum Raoul Peck heads

Haiti Earthquake Relief

Sept 2021: In the wake of the catastrophic earthquake that affected the Southern Peninsula of Haiti, 

Velvet Film and Raoul Peck are raising funds for FOKAL Haiti Relief. 

 

Support for organizations in the Southern Peninsula of Haiti by Ayiti Demen.

 

Join us in supporting this great cause with a donation 

Orla La-Wayne Garriques

Cultural Curator