Posted by Afrika Eye on Oct 24, 2012
Afrika Eye Film Festival 2012 launches on Friday 9th November with a sensational blend of African film and Jamaican music and dance – inaugurating a festival that celebrates 50 years of Jamaican independence and pays tribute to the power of healing trauma in Africa.
The festival will be opening with a sensational new film from Senegalese director Moussa Touré. Winning a standing ovations at this year’s Cannes festival, LA PIROGUE is the moving story of a group of Senegalese men who, desperate to escape poverty, set off for Europe on a simple fishing boat, hoping for a better life. This will be followed by Afrika Eye’s famed opening night party in the Watershed bar, this year bringing together a stunning Jamaican dance and MC turntable collaboration from Ripton Lindsey and Mr Benn. The night also features Jamaican folk song and dance from local Bristol group Tan Teddy and a short Jamaican dance interpretation by pupils from Cotham School following their Afrika Eye workshop with Ripton and Mr Benn.
For more information on the programme of films, talks and workshops, click here.