Stars of the Sun Screen

Mara Bellotti

Safi, La Petite Mère

What a stellar launch: the second Environmental Film Festival of Accra will begin with an event for schoolkids, in which they'll view the March 29 total solar eclipse in Ghana's capital. And over the course of the eight-day festival, which officially starts March 30, nearly 40 films from more than 20 countries will be shown in venues ranging from Ghana's National Film and Television Institute to an outdoor park. The schedule includes features, documentaries, animation and shorts, and presentations by filmmakers, conservationists and environmentalists.

Founded last year, it's Africa's first such event, and it's sponsored and supported by the...

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