Afrika Eye, the South West’s biggest celebration of African cinema and culture returns to Watershed with a packed weekend of unmissable films, discussions, workshops and live music between Fri 8 - Sun 10 Nov.
This year’s festival will kick off with Chiwetel Ejiofor’s debut as a writer and director in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind followed by the opening Friday Night Party in Ethiopian style with the distinctive and super cool trio The Krar Collective in the Café & Bar.
Other key highlights include Eyeful Shorts, a programme curated by Gary Thompson (Cables and Cameras) exploring the new wave of short films from the African diaspora and Girlhood – a midday medley of film, poetry and discussion curated by Asmaa Jama on Saturday.
We’ll be closing the festival on Sunday with Daughters of the Dust, the captivating and hugely influential debut from African-American director Julie Dash and a UK preview of Talking About Trees – a feature documentary by Suhaib Gasmelbari.
With huge thanks to the Festival's funders and supporters: BFI, Arts Council England, The Morel Charitable Trust and Film Hub South West.