The African cinema seminars provide a unique opportunity for Spanish-speaking film students, journalists, professionals of the film industry, and anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and understanding of African cinemas. Framed in the context of the 8th Palaver Tree, the seminars are streamed online both live and deferred, and can be watched from Spain, Equatorial Guinea and Latin American countries.

Over the course of four sessions imparted by the critic and film programmer Javier H. Estrada, fundamental but little studied themes of African cinematographies are studied in depth, such as the different aspects of humour, insights on African countries’ processes of independence, the filmic representation of death, mourning and resurrection, and the brilliant irruption of a new generation of film authors from Algeria.

The seminars pay special attention to the work of historical masters such as Djibril Diop Mambéty, Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, Ousmane Sembène or Shadi Abdel Salam, and new talents such as Mati Diop, Narimane Mari or Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, among many others.