Posts by Afrika Eye

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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Finding Fela Opens with Afrobeat Party!

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in News

Finding Fela Opens with Afrobeat Party!

      The story of Afrobeat pioneer, multi-instrumentalist, human rights activist and all round rhythmic genius Fela Kuti is brought to captivating life by Oscar®-winning documentary maker Alex Gibney (ENRON: The Smartest Guys in the Room). Kuti rose to fame in the 70s by creating Afrobeat, which fused jazz, funk, high life, psychedelic rock and traditional West African chants to become the backdrop to Africa’s postcolonial activism and quest for freedom. It was the sound of rebellion. Despite brutal police beatings and regular raids on the family compound (including one where his 82-year-old mother was thrown out of a window and killed), Kuti never...

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Breaking the Silence

Posted by on Jun 15, 2014 in News, Screenings

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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