Afrika Eye 2018

Please note: this season finished in Nov 2018
Afrika Eye 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 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)

Film I Still Hide to Smoke

Sun 11 Nov 17:40

A brave and extraordinary work that breaks taboos and shows Algerian women struggling under patriarchal oppression.

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A Season in France 15 (S)

Film A Season in France

Sun 11 Nov 14:40

This soul-searching film focuses on the plight of undocumented asylum seekers desperately trying to find sanctuary in Europe.

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Our City, Your Eyes Sold Out

Event Our City, Your Eyes

Sun 11 Nov 14:00

Afrika Eye is delighted to introduce Our City – Your Eyes, a special cultural exchange between Bristol and Dakar, Senegal.

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Adama PG (S)

Film Adama

Sun 11 Nov 12:10

Beautifully told, Adama gives much-needed insight into the contribution of African soldiers and nations to the Great War.

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Five Fingers for Marseilles 15 (PS)

Film Five Fingers for Marseilles

Sat 10 Nov 20:40

A wildly thrilling and deftly constructed Western-genre-inspired drama set across a South African landscape.

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Rafiki + I Am Sheriff 18 (CTBA) (PS)

Film Rafiki + I Am Sheriff

Sat 10 Nov 17:30

Romantic sparks fly between the daughters of two opposing politicians in a story of forbidden love, the first Kenyan film to screen at Cannes.

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A World Apart PG

Film A World Apart

Sat 10 Nov 14:40

A white teenager finds her life turned upside down when her parents become targets of the apartheid government.

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100 Years After Nelson Mandela

Talk 100 Years After Nelson Mandela

Sat 10 Nov 14:00

An African Voices Forum discussion event, to explore the legacy of Mandela and confront the global apartheid that still plagues South Africa.

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Africa's Classic Animations 15 (PS)

Film Africa Animated: Africa's Lost Classics

Sat 10 Nov 12:30

Animation has an extraordinary power to bring to life the oral storytelling so central to cultures across Africa.

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Silas + Awa and the Shea Trees PG

Film Silas + Awa and the Shea Trees

Sat 10 Nov 12:00

When the rights to Liberia’s land are signed away to multinationals, activist Silas Siakor responds with swift action.

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Children’s African Art Library

Event Children’s African Art Library

Sat 10 Nov 10:30

Drop into Afrika Eye’s creative hub for children - hear stories, explore ideas or get stuck into a traditional game.

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Afrika Eye Friday Night Party: Onipa

Event Afrika Eye Opening Party: Onipa

Fri 9 Nov 22:30

Onipa bring high energy, afro-fusion grooves, afro-futurism, electronics and dance to the legendary Friday night party.

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Train of Salt and Sugar + Limpopo Line 18 (CTBA) (S) Sold Out

Film Train of Salt and Sugar + Limpopo Line

Fri 9 Nov 20:10

The epic tale of Rosa, a nurse, and Taiar, an idealistic soldier both braving a necessary and treacherous journey in Mozambique's civil war.

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