Posts by Afrika Eye

Breaking the Silence

Posted by on Jun 15, 2014 in News

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence – Film Screening, Discussion, Seminar, and music workshop This year Afrika Eye is in partnership with the Bristol based silent film organisation Bristol Silents, and the University of Bristol (UoB) and specifically with Dr. Jacqueline Maingard (Reader in Film, Bristol University, Honorary Research Associate University of Cape Town Trustee, Africa in Motion, Scotland African Film Festival), to organise an event and a tour around screening  a remarkable silent film ‘Siliva the Zulu’ (1927), made by the Italian explorer and film-maker, Attillo Gatti, depicting the Zulu’s.  The screening will be accompanied by a live musical score performed on...

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Afrika Eye 2014

Posted by on Jun 14, 2014 in Programme 2014

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Afrika Eye announces 2013 dates

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in News

Afrika Eye announces 2013 dates

News Release Afrika Eye announces 2013 dates – Friday 8 November to Sunday 10 November Afrika Eye – the South West’s biggest celebration of African films and culture – returns to Watershed in Bristol for its eighth successive year, offering regional premieres of features from Algeria, Burkino Faso, Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal as well as director talks, documentaries, shorts, debates and cultural exchanges featuring music and dance. To view a trailer of Nairobi Half Life, which will featured at the festival, watch it below: Award-winning new features from Kenya and Senegal will be among those getting their South West premieres when the region’s biggest...

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Kenya theme for Afrika Eye 2013

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in News

To mark the 50th anniversary of Kenya’s independence, Kenyan films and film-makers are being given centre stage. This includes launching the festival with the first SW screening of David ‘Tosh’ Gitonga’s highly-praised NAIROBI HALF LIFE (which reviewers are describing as Africa’s SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) and the regional premiere of SOMETHING NECESSARY followed by a Q&A session with its up-and-coming director Judy Kibinge.  As a warm up and to build new audiences we have linked up with George Salt, founder of the Film Club Network. The Film Club Network brings school children in Kenya and Bristol together, allowing them to virtually exchange films through...

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Afrika Eye forges new alliances at FESPACO

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in News

Afrika Eye forges new alliances at FESPACO

In February this year Afrika Eye was present in force at Fespaco, the oldest and largest African film festival on the continent.   Celebrated in the dusty streets of Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, this festival is hot, really hot. Some days it was 43 degrees in the shade. Famed for showing the best of African cinema (and at times the worst) it is still the best place to meet some of the leading characters who have shaped African cinema over the past sixty years. Famed Malian filmmaker Souleymane Cissé was there; as was Cheick Oumar Sissoko, filmmaker and former minister of culture for Mali. Afrika Eye’s Simon Bright was invited to the festival and his film...

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