Siliva The Zulu U

Silvia The Zulu

Screening + Q&A, part of Breaking the Silence

Afrika Eye, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, Screen Journal and Bristol Silents presents a rare opportunity to see the remarkable silent film Siliva the Zulu (1927) with a unique live score performed by London-based English Nigerian musician and composer Juwon Ogungbe. Made by the Italian explorer and filmmaker, Attilio Gatti, the film is a dramatised fictional narrative of romantic rivalry set within rural Zulu life and culture in the late 1920s. Filmed on location in South Africa, Siliva the Zulu adopts documentary techniques to present impressions of everyday life, rituals, and beliefs.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A and discussion with Juwon Ogungbe, Dr Jacqueline Maingard (Reader in Film at the University of Bristol), and other experts in the fields of film and African studies, discussing the film's fascinating history, and Juwon Ogungbe's unique score.

Tickets: £8.00 full / £6.50 concessions

Also part of Breaking the Silence: Take part in a workshop exploring composing music for film with composer Juwon Ogungbe on Fri 31 Oct at 15:00hrs .

About Breaking The Silence

Breaking the Silence is a unique event aiming to bring early African film to a diverse range of modern audiences through film, music and discussion; developing a dialogue and awareness about problematic issues surrounding the representation of indigenous cultures on film. The dialogue will be extended through a practical music workshop giving people the opportunity to learn about how music and film work together.

This event has been supported by Film Hub South West and West Midlands and the British Film Institute with National Lottery Funds.