In the past few years, a new wave of African filmmaking has changed the landscape of African cinema dramatically. The weight and extent of this shift has largely gone unnoticed, particularly as the programming of African cinema internationally is often sporadic and idiosyncratic. The new wave in African cinema is characterized by a younger generation of filmmakers who are engaging in a much more philosophically personal, visually daring, and intellectually engaged form of filmmaking than previous generations. These films, while taking on some of the same subject matter as their predecessors, privilege interiority and poetics over the more didactic or overtly political and nation-building approaches of past cinematic production. Seen together, these films herald a new wave of African cinema led by directors from across the continent who confine themselves neither to a purely African space nor to the diaspora but are deeply committed to the contemporary social, political, and moral questions facing the continent.