The Royal African Society have announced that they will be hosting their 3rd Annual Film Africa festival in November. This event will include 25 UK premiere screenings including Andrew Dosunmu’s ‘Mother of George’.
Film Africa will take place in 6 locations around London and will feature a celebration of 60 of the best films from across the continent. Events will range from directors Q&A’s, panel discussions, family activities, workshops and Film Africa Live!.
Movies scheduled to show will include two of this year’s most controversial films; ‘The President (Le President)’, a movie by Jean-Pierre Bekolo that is currently censored in Cameroon due to content that’s critical of the government and ‘Of Good Report’, a movie by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka that was temporarily banned from the 2013 Durban Film Festival due to its incendiary nature.
The UK premiere of ‘Coz Ov Moni II’; a ‘Pidgeon Musical’ starring Ghanaian rap duo FOKN Bois is scheduled to show at Hackney Picturehouse on Friday, November 8, followed by a Question and Answer session from Mensa Ansah.
Below are some of the scheduled programmes:
Of Good Report
Fri 1 Nov l 18:45 l Hackney Picturehouse
Followed by a Q&A with Director Jahmil X.T. Qubeka
Grisgris (Closing Night Film)
Sun 10 Nov l 18:15 l Cine Lumiere
Dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. With Souleymane Démé, Anaïs Monory, Cyril Guei.
France/Chad. 2013. 101min. Colour.
Mother of George
Sun 3 Nov l 20:30 l Hackney Picturehouse
Dir. Andrew Dosunmu. With Danai Gurira, Isaach De Bankolé, Yaya Alafia.
USA. 2013. 106min. Colour.
Coz Ov Moni II (FOKN Revenge) – UK PREMIÈRE
Fri 8 Nov l 21:00 l Hackney Picturehouse
Dir. King Lu. With FOKN Bois.
Ghana. 73min. Colour.
Followed by a Q&A with Mensa Ansah of FOKN Bois.
The President (Le President)
Sat 9 Nov l 19:00 l Ritzy Cinema
Dir. Jean-Pierre Bekolo
Cameroon. 2013. 64min. Colour.
Followed by a Q&A by director Jean-Pierre Bekolo
Source: Film Africa