Afrikans On Film Festival (fka Welcome To Busseywood) is back with a ‘matatu’ load of films, many of which have never been seen in the U.K or even on the big screen anywhere in the world!
Afrikans on Film Festival screens films across the 3 floors of The CLF Arts Café, Bussey Building, situated in the heart of rapidly changing, Peckham SE15.
With over 20 films crammed into one day, this 5th year promises to be another where the visitor’s only problem will be how to watch 3 films at once! As the choices on offer at this free, 1-day festival, are truly astounding!
This year hi-lights, amongst, the array of great but rarely noted, African films, include
BattleDream Chronicles (Alain Bidard) will headline this year’s festival. The first animated feature film from Martinique depicts the story of Syanna, enslaved within a world where the plantations are videogames. This award-winning, film provides a unique narrative in African-centred story-telling. A must see!
Yemoja Rise of The Orishas. Dir. Nosa Igbinedion continues the theme of Africa spirituality as he provides us with the eagerly anticipated instalment of the ground-breaking, Orisha series and Adinkra Arts Collective are proud to be one the film’s online distribution partners.
The beautifully shot documentary Ancestral Voices provides a rare insight into African spirituality, ritual and tradition and we will also screen, The U.K festival premiere of Goats for Votes (Kenya). Filmed post the volatile 2013 elections in Kenya, this documentary gives a humorous but at times troubling look at how, the often divisive voting strategies of the adults, may have affected the political strategy of the young as 3 students campaign to become president of their local school.
Docs. I Am Sean Bell (Stacey Muhammed, U.S) Media, Telema (Telema, DRCongo), Soccer My Saviour (Kyri Evangelou), along with Black Power Journals (Shanice Brodie, U.K), will incite and invoke as we discuss the continued mistreatment of the Blak body with activist Twilight Bey and dir Shanice Brodie (Black Power Journals.
Award-winning dir.Amelia Umhire (Polyglot/Mugabo) and festival newcomer, Sethalawozi Kentane
(Women Undressed/Who Do you Think You are) will be premiering new work and will be traveling to the U.K to join our informed panel to discuss What is Blak industry? With Fiona Lamptey (Film4), Akua Gymafi (The British Blacklist), Shola Amoo (NFTS), Nadia Denton(author), David Cornwall (ceo Scorpion TV).
Featuring a live performance from poet Zena Edwards and the ‘Young Voices that Shake project’, live drum and dance, eye and mouth-watering authentic cuisine and a vibrant African market, all roads, streams and rivers must lead to #AFRIKANSONFILMFESTIVAL