Cinema series focuses on work of Africans

— "Contemporary African Cinema," an independent film and video series, will be offered at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St. The events, at 7 p.m., are free.

The series includes "Life on Earth" by Abderrahmane Sissako and "These Hands" by Flora M'mbugu-Schelling, Friday; "Experimental African Cinema," a lecture by filmmaker Aboubakar Sidiki Sanogo, Sept. 20; viewing of "Postcard" by Goddy Leye, "Even in the Wind" by Laurence Attali, "Angano � Angano � Tales From Madagascar" by Cesar Paes and "Baobab" by Laurence Attali, Sept. 27. The screenings are in conjunction with "Art of the Lega: Meaning and Metaphor in Central Africa," an exhibit scheduled Oct. 5-May 4 at the museum.

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