Posts by Afrika Eye

Race (Pop up screening)

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in News, Screenings

Race (Pop up screening)

          Ranvir and Rajiv are half brothers who own a huge stud farm in South Africa. Ranvir is a very shrewd and aggressive man while Rajiv is laid back, and a chronic alcoholic. Sophia, Ranvir’s personal secretary adores and loves him. Ranvir is unaware of her feelings. Shaina, an Indian ramp model in Durban loves Ranvir but through a twist of fate gets married to his younger brother Rajiv. When she discovers that Rajiv is a chronic alcoholic, her world is shattered. Ranvir too is disturbed as he has sacrificed his love for his younger brother because Rajiv had promised to leave alcohol for good if he marries Shaina. In a weak moment...

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The Veejays of Tanzania (Pop up screening)

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in News, Screenings

The Veejays of Tanzania (Pop up screening)

Come and meet the VJs of Tanzania! The Veejays of Tanzania (PG)  Dir. Andres Carvajal and Sandra Gross, 53 mins, 2010, Tanzania In different parts of East Africa – from Tanzania to Uganda – a hugely popular film culture has existed for more than a decade: that of “video jockeying” (or VJing), where blockbusters – mostly Hollywood, Bollywood, and kung fu films – are translated into local languages for local viewers. But, far more than word-to-word translation, VJs offer viewers their distinctive style of often hilarious commentary and insights as they work to educate and entertain audiences, becoming celebrities in their own right. This documentary is a fascinating...

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Joining The Dots

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in News, Screenings

Joining The Dots

  London-based English Nigerian musician and composer Juwon Ogungbe invites you to join him for a participatory workshop exploring the exciting opportunities and challenges that arise when composing music for film. Juwon will share examples of his work and the basic principles involved in scoring a piece of music for film. Juwon is a renowned pianist and vocalist drawing influences from African folk traditions, western art music and urban dance scores. This is a great opportunity to ‘have a go’ and also gain insight into this rarely discussed art form. Bring an instrument if you have one – some percussion will be provided. A workshop for musicians...

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Afrika Eye 2014 Programme

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Programme 2014

Afrika Eye 2014 Programme

Today we announce the entire 9th Afrika Eye Film Festival line-up! This year, Afrika Eye showcases 10 features with a strong focus on South Africa in celebration of the country’s 20 years of democracy with a range of special screenings and events. Download the full programme HERE.     Fri 7 Nov Malawi: Adventures in Pedal Powered cinema (FREE TALK) 13.00-14.00, Watershed, Bristol In August 2014, UK film production company, Purple Field Productions, organised a six week film festival of its educational dramas and documentaries throughout Malawi, managing to reach large audiences in remote, rural areas by using a pedal-powered cinema kit. 40 screenings...

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Backpack Cinema : Pedal Power Brings Educational Cinema to Remote Communities

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in News

Backpack Cinema : Pedal Power Brings Educational Cinema to Remote Communities

  George Salt, a member of the Afrika Eye board of directors,  has been embarking on a tour across Malawi’s remotest areas with UK charity Purple Field Productions (PFP).  For their 10th anniversary year PFP are running a film festival with a difference by revolutionising film viewing. Educational dramas and documentaries are proving to be a vital part of international community development but distributing the films is a real problem in countries where there is limited electricity, fuel and road access. PFP are using an exciting and innovative BACKPACK CINEMA that relies only on pedal power making it available to even the remotest regions around the world....

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