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Award-winning films by contemporary directors were featured from Wednesday, Feb. 6, through Friday, Feb. 29, during the 12th Annual African Film Festival. The four films featured this year — “Forgiveness,”  “Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire,” “Witches in Exile” and “Umgig” — earned an impressive array of honors, including human rights, audience and best film awards at notable international film festivals.

Presented as part of Black History Month activities at WestConn, the festival of African films presented a different title each week. Professor of Anthropology Dr. Robert Whittemore, who coordinates the annual festival, led an open discussion following each screening.