2012 Programme

La Pirogue – Opening Film

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in 2012 Programme

La Pirogue – Opening Film

Fri 9 November – 20.30 LA PIROGUE   87’ Dir: Moussa Touré, Senegal. French and Wolof. Subtitled Winning standing ovations at this year’s Cannes festival, La Pirogue is the moving story of a group of Senegalese men who set off for Europe on a simple fishing boat, hoping for a better life. Baye Laye is the captain of a fishing pirogue who dreams of earning a better living for his family. When he is offered the chance to lead one of the many expeditions that head towards Europe via the Canary Islands, he reluctantly accepts the job, knowing the dangers that lie ahead. Adroitly capturing the dilemmas facing these desperate men, “La Pirogue” is a powerful depiction of...

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Launch Party

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in 2012 Programme

Launch Party

Fri 9 November 22.15 – Midnight. Our famous after party will take place in the Watershed café/bar with Ripton Linsdey and Mr Benn on the dance floor, turntables and mics, complete with Jamaican DJ shack. Watch out for Jamaican folk song and dance from local group Tan Teddy, and the premiere of a new young people’s mix from the Afrika Eye Cotham School workshop. MR BENN: Producer/DJ. His blend of reggae and hip hop introduced the new Bristol sound to the world. He’s DJd alongside Massive Attack’s Daddy G, Queen Bee and MC Souls Liberation, and hIs range of production techniques combined with DJ and selector skills will have you jumping. RIPTON LINDSEY: Dancer /MC. Ripton...

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Jamaican Theme

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in 2012 Programme

Jamaican Theme

Sat 10 November – 16.40 Life and Debt 80 min Dir: Stephanie Black, 2001, USA/ Jamaica, Cert: 18 Jamaica: land of sea, sand and sun, and a prime example of the complexities of economic globalisation on the world’s developing countries. This searing documentary takes a bold look at the impact globalisation policies – including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank – have had on Jamaica’s economic and social wellbeing. An unapologetic look at the ‘new world order’ from the point of view of Jamaican workers, farmers, government and policy officials, who see the reality of...

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State of Mind: Healing Theme

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in 2012 Programme

State of Mind: Healing Theme

SAT 10 NOVEMBER – 14.30 Weapon of War 59’ Dir: Ilse & Femke van Velzen, Congo/Netherlands (subtitled). The first film from the festival’s Healing strand. During decades of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), possibly hundreds of thousands of women and girls were savagely raped. In WEAPON OF WAR, military perpetrators unveil what lies behind this brutal behavior and the strategies of rape as a war crime. Tickets: £5.50/£4.00 Weapon of War, State of Mind and Seminar including tea/coffee: £16/£12 To book this offer please call Box Office on 0117 927 5100   SAT 10 NOVEMBER 15.45 State of Mind  Dir: Djo Tunda Wa Munga, DRC...

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African Interactive: the Moving Image

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in 2012 Programme

African Interactive: the Moving Image

Friday 9th November, 2 – 4 pm in Bristol, and 5 – 7 pm Nairobi. A discussion on how Digital can expand the audience for the African moving image. Free. Why not reserve your place at Watershed? Otherwise you’ll need to pick up a free ticket from the box office on the day (space is limited). STOP PRESS. If you can’t attend at Watershed or the iHub, why not follow the event via google plus and Twitter? Go to Tim Kindberg’s google plus page for a live video of the proceedings (and a recording afterwards). We’ll be tweeting with hashtag #africani. Add your voice! Following on from the recent discussion at Encounters, Afrika eye is looking...

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Jamaican Dance and Mask Making

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in 2012 Programme

Jamaican Dance and Mask Making

Saturday 10 November 13.30-14.45 Mask making Jamaican style with Dave Cox (ages 8–12) Inspired by Jamaica’s rich musical history, Afrika Eye have joined forces with the WOMAD Foundation for a double bill of workshops leading to the all-new Afrika Eye procession. Artist David Cox uses Jamaican album covers as inspiration for kids aged 6-12 to get creative and make their own masks. Tickets: £2.50 from the Watershed.   13.30–14.45 Jamaican dance with Ripton Lindsey (ages 13–18) At this WOMAD Foundation workshop, Ripton teaches his own special brand of traditional and modern Jamaican dance techniques. Tickets: £2.50 from the Watershed.       14.45–15.15 Mask...

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