Film Africa Festival: My Selected Screenings
Having opened on Friday 31st and running until November 8th, screenings will take place across 10 venues across London (Picturehouse Central, BFI Southbank, Ritzy, the British Library etc…). This year’s showings include over 60 titles from 27 different countries and are a selection of premieres, short films and documentaries - featuring two classics - Hyenas: Senegal, 1992 (already screened) and Xala: Senegal 1976 (Saturday, 7th).
As an African child, teenager and adult born in Ivory Coast but raised in London, reasons why I am particularly excited about Film Africa is because, it feeds my hunger and quenches my thirst to see different African culture(s) and lifestyle(s) presented from a raw, honest, creative and story-telling perspective. I love films because I love story-telling. There are many lessons and new things to be discovered and explored through a story. So, below is my selected list of films showing at the festival that I’ll be checking out and that I think would make for an interesting watch but I’m unable to attend due to coinciding screening times.
Films I'll Be Checking Out
- Black President (Zimbabwe, South Africa, UK) Wednesday 4th, 6.30pm, Hackney Picturehouse
- Breathe Umphefumlo (South Africa) Friday 6th, 9pm, Hackney Picturehouse
- La Belle At The Movies (UK/DRC) World Premiere: Saturday 7th, 4.30pm, Hackney Picturehouse
- Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango (France) Saturday 7th, 7.30pm, Hackney Picturehouse
Hope to see you at one or two of the screenings!