The faces of African film: Film Africa 2011



At Asilia, we've been working with the Royal African Society and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in designing the identity, website and communications material for the upcoming Film Africa festival in London. It's been great learning about the great films (50 of them!) that will be screening from the 3rd – 13th of November. It's a real diverse selection of contemporary fiction, documentary, short and experimental films (with a few classics too, including Sarah Maldoror's Sambizanga – the first feature film made in Africa by a woman).

Above is just a small selection of the colourful faces that will be gracing screens. You can check out the full programme on the Film Africa website, including details about the complementary Q&As, discussions, workshops and the Film Africa LIVE! series of music events.

I'm really looking forward to a 10-day celebration of our beautiful, complicated continent!

Films shown, from top: Zina Saro-Wiwa's Phyllis, Daouda Coulibaly's Tinye So, Oliver Hermanus's Shirley Adams, Zina Saro-Wiwa's The Deliverance of Comfort, Ahmad Abdalla's Microphone,  Mahamat Saleh Haroun's Cannes 2010 Jury Prize-winning A Screaming Man


3 thoughts on “The faces of African film: Film Africa 2011”

  1. There has never been greater interest in African film. A half-century after Africans started making their own films, supplanting the patronising images evident in colonial cinema set in Africa, African Cinema is finally being recognised across the globe.

  2. African Cinema is finally being recognised and it’s an amazing thing. The Film Africa festival will be taking place again this year so it’ll be a great opportunity for UK residents to learn about and support African Cinema. Stay tuned!
    Thanks for the bookmark internet TV.

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