Outreach Projects for 2016


Dance and Film
This is an outstanding double-bill of pulsing dance and film inspired by the festival theme of ‘image and identity’. Jamaican dance star Ripton Lindsay brings a hot new dance piece followed by a revival screening of the emotional ‘Dance Got Me’ by Bristol-based Zimbabwean filmmaker Ingrid Sinclair.

At The Station, Silver Street, Bristol BS1 2AG
Date: Mon 7 Nov | 19:00 – 21:00 | £6.00

Lindsay’s new work and its original music score blazes against a backdrop of archive film from Bristol Record Office. From Jamaican roots to hip hop, Ripton creates a personal take on contemporary life. Ever wondered how a choreographer approaches a new commission? Join us after the performance for a short Q & A and find out.

In ‘Dance Got Me’ Ingrid Sinclair tracks Zimbabwean dancer/choreographer Bawren Tavaziva from impoverished Harare township to London’s premier dance stage, Sadlers Wells. His glorious mix of contemporary dance with traditional African themes and moves glow with deep and honest emotion.



Photographic Exhibition



Extraordinary, immersive, painful and exhilarating, Ingrid Sinclair, Simon Bright and Deborah Weinreb curate a photographic exhibition and film of hidden history.

At PRSC Gallery, 35 Jamaica Street, Bristol, BS2 8JP
Tues 8th – Sun 13th Nov | 12:00 – 19:00 | Free entry

Launch & talk by Ingrid Sinclair ‘Hiding History’

For 15 years the newly independent African countries round white-ruled South Africa joined together as the ‘Frontline States’ to fight apartheid. South Africa inflicted endless brutality to weaken them. Hundreds of thousands were killed and millions displaced as refugees, but ultimately their resistance won. South Africa was free, but the shocking story was never told. Many migrants from the Frontline States were fatally attacked when they came looking for work in South Africa. The exhibition was commissioned by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in South Africa to show South Africans that those they attacked had in fact helped them gain their freedom.

At PRSC Gallery, 35 Jamaica Street, Bristol, BS2 8JP
Weds 9th Nov | 18:30 – 21:00 | £2.00


School Workshops and Film
Local filmmakers Rob Mitchell and Dr Shawn Sobers work with students from Hannah More Primary School to explore what it is to be a young leader. A trip to City Hall to meet Bristol’s mayor and councillors will spark a series of workshops where the children construct self-portraits through photography, drawings, text, music and words. A short film featuring the portraits of Hannah More’s young leaders will be screened as part Afrika Eye Film Festival’s Sunday morning line-up.

At Watershed | Sun 13th Nov | 11:00 (with Colours of the Alphabet )