Providence Children’s Film Festival: Film School Africa

February 19, 2019 1:30 pm Griswold House

Film School Africa

Ages 13+

Los Angeles casting director Katie Taylor leaves her lucrative career behind to teach filmmaking to youth in an impoverished South African community. Originally intending solely to equip them with employment opportunities, Taylor quickly discovers the therapeutic impact on her students as they process life events through their films. Emerging from a wide range of social backgrounds, the students find themselves bridging cultural barriers as they become united through filmmaking.

About the film:

Directed by Nathan Pfaff
USA/South Africa, 2017
In English & with English subtitles
Running time: 89 minutes
Film type: Feature Documentary
Age recommendation: 13+
Parental guidance:  brief reenactments of rape, alcoholism and killings

East Coast Premiere!


Barcelona Film Festival 2018 – Documentary Special Jury Prize
African Film Festival 2018 – Best Emerging Filmmaker


The Newport Art Museum is pleased to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF), and the 5th year of our partnership, by becoming an official Film Festival screening location! PCFF presents the best of independent and international children’s cinema to inspire, delight, educate and connect a diverse community of children and families from Rhode Island and throughout New England. The Museum shares PCFF’s belief in the power of film to expand minds and open hearts to the world around us. We are thrilled to partner with PCFF to bring these important films to our community. Whether you’re a child, young adult, parent, educator, film lover, or film professional, there is inspiration and food for thought here. We’ll see you at the Museum!