Bristol’s celebration of African cinema returned in 2013 with a vibrant line-up of cinema, music, workshops and discussion.
The theme in 2013 was: ‘Belonging’ explored through discussions with festival guests and directors on their own films and within the wider context of culture and country. The festival’s country focus in 2013 was Kenya in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Kenya’s independence. The line-up included the first South West screening of David ‘Tosh’ Gitonga’s internationally-acclaimed Nairobi Half Life and a special screening and Q&A with Festival guest and director of Something Necessary Judy Kibinge.
In addition to the Kenyan focus there was films from Senegal, Algeria, Angola, Nigeria and France, all of which combined to deliver a diverse and emotional experience through special previews, shorts, panel discussions, documentaries and world premieres. We also teamed up with the WOMAD Foundation to programme some brilliant creative workshops for our younger audiences including the ever popular music and dance workshops which culminated in a fantastic parade through the Harbourside”.
Afrika Eye was hosted by Watershed in partnership with Bristol City Council, Bristol Libraries, African Voices Forum, Awards for All, BCFM, Plantation Restaurant, Arts Council of England, Bristol Business News, WOMAD Foundation, and UWE’s Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education.
See the full line up in our festival brochure:
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FESTIVAL FUNDING & IN KIND SUPPORT
WATERSHED ARTS & MEDIA CENTRE
AWARDS FOR ALL
CAPACITY BUILDING 2012/13
BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL
HIGHER EDUCATION OUTREACH AND STUDENT VOLUNTEERING
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND
YOUNG PEOPLE’S CULTURAL WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES
MOREL CHARITABLE TRUST
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND