Screenings

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 Ranvir and Shaina come very close to each other. When Rajiv starts suspecting, all hell breaks loose. A murder is committed, a contract killing is issued. A sharp tongued detective R.D., getting wise on the proceedings, starts an intriguing investigation with his brainless bimbo assistant...

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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 insight into the strategies that human beings use to resist disempowerment using the only thing that they cannot get taken away: their creativity. A warm, humorous documentary, with fascinating insights into the creative world of VJ’ing. Screened entirely using PEDAL POWER!! Free screening—Donations most welcomed. PEDAL POWERED FACEBOOK EVENT VEEJAYS der FILM (Filamu kwa Kiswahili) Official Trailer (2010) from andrescarvajal on Vimeo.  ...

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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 and non-musicians alike! Young people aged 11+ are welcome but should be accompanied by an adult. Tickets: £6.00 full / £5.00 children and concessions. BOOK HERE. Also part of Breaking the Silence: See the remarkable silent film Siliva The Zulu with Juwon Ogungbe performing his live score at 13:30.     About Breaking The Silence Breaking the Silence is a unique event aiming to bring early African film to a diverse range of modern audiences through film, music and discussion; developing a dialogue and awareness about problematic issues surrounding the representation of indigenous cultures on film. The dialogue will be extended through a practical music workshop giving people the opportunity to learn about how music and film work together....

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Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra | Screening & Live Performance!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Festival Highlights, News, Screenings

Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra | Screening & Live Performance!

Dir: Claus Wischmann /Martin Baer,  DRCongo/Germany,  2010,  Subtitled, (PG) Two hundred orchestral musicians are playing Beethoven’s Ninth when a power cut strikes a few bars before the last movement – this is the least of the worries facing the only symphony orchestra in Congo. In 15 years of existence, they have survived two putsches, immense shortages, and a war. A captivating study of people in one of the world’s most chaotic cities doing their best to maintain one of the most complex systems of human endeavour: a symphony orchestra. A gorgeous, inspiring testimony to the healing joy of music.     The Watershed, Sunday 14th September 2014, 15:00 We are thrilled to screen this landmark documentary for a second time in partnership with Watershed. Further, in partnership with Colston Hall, we are excited to welcome the Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra for a concert of orchestral and choral music in collaboration with musicians from London Southbank Centre’s resident and associate orchestras and members of Bristol Choral Society.   LIVE performance Colston Hall, Tuesday 16th September 2014, 19:30   The Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra is Central Africa’s only symphony orchestra and the world’s first all black symphony orchestra. Established in the mid-1990s by their conductor and musical director Armand Diangienda, theirs is an inspirational story of creating an orchestra from scratch against great odds, and demonstrates the tremendous power of music and the joy it brings to people’s lives. All of the musicians are self-taught. At present, the orchestra numbers 60-100 and support a 100-strong choir. Some of the works to be performed include:   Berlioz   Symphonie Fantastique (movements from) Sibelius Finlandia Beethoven Symphony No.9 Choral Symphony (final movement) In the traditional Congolese Repertoire: 1. Nkolo na biso ( Our Lord) 2. Eh Nziamè (My God) 3. Mvuluzi wutukidi (the savior is born) 4. Mpungia Nsuka (Last Trumpet)     SPECIAL OFFER: Show your concert ticket at the Watershed Box Office and receive £1 off your ticket for the screening or bring your cinema ticket to Colston Hall to get £1 off your concert ticket. Buy Tickets for the film screening HERE and for the live performance HERE....

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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 traditional African and western instruments, by Juwon Ogungbe Nigerian born, London based composer and musician, who also composed the score. There will be a post-screening Q&A, and a seminar chaired by Dr. Maingard, with guest speakers and Ogungbe; open to all but primarily aimed at university students and silent film audiences.   Workshop: ‘Joining the Dots’ How Music and Film come together,  31st October 2014 , Watershed Cinema,  3pm BUY Tickets: £6/5 cons Film event: Siliva the Zulu (1927) Screening with Live score, Q&A and discussion, November 1st 2014, Watershed Cinema, 13:30  BUY Tickets: £8/6.50...

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