Afrika Eye 2018
Afrika Eye 2018

Afrika Eye 2018

Season

Please note: this season finished in Nov 2018

Afrika Eye, the South West’s biggest celebration of African cinema and culture returns with a packed programme of unmissable films, discussions, workshops and live music between Sun 4 - Mon 12 Nov at venues across Bristol. Afrika Eye's cornerstone weekend at Watershed happens between Fri 9 - Sun 11 Nov.

Afrika Eye are thrilled to partner with the Bristol Link with Beira on Train of Salt and Sugar, and honoured to have H.E. Mr Filipe Chidumo, High Commissioner for Mozambique, here to introduce it on Fri 9 Nov. The film is followed by the opening Friday night Party in the bar with the sounds of Onipa - Afro-fusion at its best! On Saturday, the Festival has classic African animations, along with human rights documentary, Silas, and a blazing drama in Five Fingers for Marseilles. Rafiki is a tale of forbidden love from Kenyan director Wanuri Kahui and promises lively post-screening discussion and debate.

On Sunday, the Festival hosts an African Remembrance event, with a screening of the beautiful WWI animation, Adama. Our City - Your Eyes celebrates the exchange between creatives from Dakar and Bristol, A Season in France gives much needed insight into the struggles of asylum seekers, and the weekend culminates with a Q&A with Rayhana, director of the closing film, I Still Hide to Smoke.

Special ticket offer: buy tickets to 4 or more different screenings and get 15% off

Check out the full Afrika Eye programme of films and workshops from Sun 4 Nov onwards at afrikaeye.org.uk and #AfrikaEyeFest.

With huge thanks to the Festival's funders and supporters: BFI, Arts Council England, British Council West Africa Arts Festival Fund and The Morel Charitable Trust.


Previous screenings & events in this season

I Still Hide to Smoke  18 (CTBA)  PS Afrika Eye

I Still Hide to Smoke
Please note: This was screened in Nov 2018
Film
A brave and extraordinary work that breaks taboos and shows Algerian women struggling under patriarchal oppression.

A Season in France  15  S Afrika Eye

A Season in France
Please note: This was screened in Nov 2018
Film
This soul-searching film focuses on the plight of undocumented asylum seekers desperately trying to find sanctuary in Europe.

Our City, Your Eyes Afrika Eye

Our City, Your Eyes
Please note: This event took place in Nov 2018
Event
Afrika Eye is delighted to introduce Our City – Your Eyes, a special cultural exchange between Bristol and Dakar, Senegal.

Adama  PG  S Afrika Eye

Adama
Please note: This was screened in Nov 2018
Film
Beautifully told, Adama gives much-needed insight into the contribution of African soldiers and nations to the Great War.

Five Fingers for Marseilles  15  PS Afrika Eye

Five Fingers for Marseilles
Please note: This was screened in Nov 2018
Film
A wildly thrilling and deftly constructed Western-genre-inspired drama set across a South African landscape.

Rafiki + I Am Sheriff  18 (CTBA)  PS Afrika Eye

Rafiki + I Am Sheriff
Please note: This was screened in Nov 2018
Film
Romantic sparks fly between the daughters of two opposing politicians in a story of forbidden love, the first Kenyan film to screen at Cannes.

A World Apart  PG   Afrika Eye

A World Apart
Please note: This was screened in Nov 2018
Film
A white teenager finds her life turned upside down when her parents become targets of the apartheid government.

100 Years After Nelson Mandela Afrika Eye

100 Years After Nelson Mandela
Please note: This event took place in Nov 2018
Talk
An African Voices Forum discussion event, to explore the legacy of Mandela and confront the global apartheid that still plagues South Africa.

Africa's Classic Animations  15  PS Afrika Eye

Africa Animated: Africa's Lost Classics
Please note: This was screened in Nov 2018
Film
Animation has an extraordinary power to bring to life the oral storytelling so central to cultures across Africa.

Silas + Awa and the Shea Trees  PG   Afrika Eye

Silas + Awa and the Shea Trees
Please note: This was screened in Nov 2018
Film
When the rights to Liberia’s land are signed away to multinationals, activist Silas Siakor responds with swift action.

Children’s African Art Library Afrika Eye

Children’s African Art Library
Please note: This event took place in Nov 2018
Event
Drop into Afrika Eye’s creative hub for children - hear stories, explore ideas or get stuck into a traditional game.

Afrika Eye Friday Night Party: Onipa Afrika Eye

Afrika Eye Opening Party: Onipa
Please note: This event took place in Nov 2018
Event
Onipa bring high energy, afro-fusion grooves, afro-futurism, electronics and dance to the legendary Friday night party.

Train of Salt and Sugar + Limpopo Line  18 (CTBA)  S Afrika Eye

Train of Salt and Sugar + Limpopo Line
Please note: This was screened in Nov 2018
Film
The epic tale of Rosa, a nurse, and Taiar, an idealistic soldier both braving a necessary and treacherous journey in Mozambique's civil war.