Found in: Afrika Eye

Girlhood: Poetry, Film and Discussion

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Afrika Eye 2019


Please note: This event took place in Nov 2019

Céline Sciamma
Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh
110 mins, Subtitled, 2014, France
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Young curator and Rife alumni, Asmaa Jama presents a midday medley of film, poetry and discussions.

The programme includes poetry by Muneera Pilgrim, a screening of short film Nuraiyah made by Bristol based filmmaker Khevyn Ibrahim, followed by French director Céline Sciamma's third film Girlhood. It focuses on Mareim (Karidja Touré) who with few real prospects joins a gang and reinvents herself, but she soon finds that this new life does not necessarily make her any happier.

Sciamma explores two of the film's most contemporary themes - a teenage girl's coming of age and gang culture whilst avoiding avoid all of the clichés, making you feel like you’ve never seen either of them before on screen.

Followed by a post-screening discussion with:

Asmaa Jama - Alumni of Rife & Africa Eye guest curator

Saharla Ismail - Final Year Student Psychology & Sociology University of Bristol

Tanya Muneera - International poet, producer, writer & broadcaster