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
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.