In 2018, the Institut français and the CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée) launched a plan to restore and promote African film heritage and make the films available to the general public around the world.

To celebrate Black History Month, Ciné Lumière is pleased to present a small selection of these cinema treasures, with short playful films by Djibril Diop Mambéty, Henri Duparc’s comedy Dancing in the Dust (Bal poussière) and the extraordinary Timbuktu by Abderrahmane Sissako.

We are also offering an exclusive release of Father and Soldier (Tirailleurs) with Omar Sy, the story of Bakary Diallo, a father from a small village in Senegal who enlists in the French army in 1917 to be near Thierno, his 17-year-old son, forced to serve…

A story that echoes David Diop’s International Booker Prize winning novel, At Night All Blood is Black, which will be the topic of our book club.

Find out the full programme below.