The South West’s Biggest celebration of African cinema and culture, Afrika Eye 2017 will culminate in a weekend of films and events in November.
The festival combines films, the arts and events to challenge the stereotypes and myths held about the continent and explore the traditions and transformations of Africa and its people.
Alongside the films there will be live music, family workshops and talks as well as the Opening Night Party.
The festival weekend in November follows the Afrika Eye Arts Programme which has been running since early October, taking visual and performance arts workshops to arts venues and schools.
The films that will be shown on the main Afrika Eye weekend include Makibefo, a stunning alternative version of Macbeth performed by non-professional actors from a small fishing community in Madagascar. What is incredible about the film is that the cast had never seen a film before, let alone heard any Shakespeare.
Félicité is the story of a mother with a superb singing voice who finds herself struggling to find the money for her son’s surgery after he suffers a bad accident. Set in Kinshasa, it is an unflinching account of a mother’s will to save her son while letting her voice be heard.
For full event listings and more information see the Afrika Eye website.