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Africa 3.0

Africa 3.0 Poster No LogoFrom the global obsession with Afrobeats, to social media image, to lust and love, this package of films will represent obsession as represented in cinema from across the African continent and the diaspora. The programme will bring together discussions, music events and screenings around three main themes including joy, vanity, and infatuation. 

 1.0  Vanity 

In the age of social media what is the impact of our infatuation with image? We will explore this through four experimental films from the DRC, Kenya and South Africa.  

2.0  Joy 

Through two short documentaries we explore the global obsession with the music phenomenon, Afrobeats, which has brought joy to music forms across the world.   

3.0  Infatuation 

A love triangle in Tunisia and a misplaced love in Egypt bring stories of infatuation to the screen.  

Cover designed by Kenyan artist Joy Richu, her concept behind the design: 

 We all desire to be seen, to be loved, to experience happiness. I chose to create a design that focused on one individual to celebrate the beautiful, unique and colourful presence that Africans bring to the world despite the fact that we may sometimes feel a little peculiar too. - Joy Richu

This programme is part of Film Feels: Obsession, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at www.filmfeels.co.uk

Films in this package:

Bakosó: Afrobeats de Cuba

2019 / / / 49m mins

Director: Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi

What does ‘Está Rico’ by Marc Anthony, Will Smith & Bad Bunny have in common with ‘Made For Now’ by Janet Jackson x Daddy Yankee? They both hijacked Afrobeats and did not give the genre’s origin props. Read more

NOW SHOWING IN:

Birmingham 1 Screenings

DateVenue
26 July 2019 - FriMac Birmingham

Glasgow 1 Screenings

DateVenue
2 August 2019 - Fri7.30pmGlasgow

London 1 Screenings

DateVenue
13 July 2019 - Sat4pmInstitute of Contemporary Art

Sheffield 1 Screenings

DateVenue
11 July 2019 - ThuShowroom Workstation

Cairo Station (Bab el hadid)

1958 / Arabic with English subtitles / / 1h30 mins

Director: Youssef Chahine

Qinawi, a crippled newspaper vendor working in the Cairo train station, becomes infatuated with Hannuma, an engaged beverage seller.When Hannuma rejects Qinawi’s fantasy of their future together, Qinawi’s obsession turns into madness. Read more

NOW SHOWING IN:

Cardiff 1 Screenings

DateVenue
25 July 2019 - ThuThe Gates Arts CentreBook

Glasgow 1 Screenings

DateVenue
30 July 2019 - TueGlasgow Film Theatre

Inverness 1 Screenings

DateVenue
3 August 2019 - Sat2.15pmEden Court

London 1 Screenings

DateVenue
7 July 2019 - Sun2.15pmInstitute of Contemporary Art

Sheffield 1 Screenings

DateVenue
18 July 2019 - ThuShowroom Workstation

Foreign Body (Corps Étranger)

2016 / Arabic and French with English subtitles / / 1h32 mins

Director: Raja Amari

After three highly-acclaimed feature films (Red Satin, Buried Secrets and Tunisian Spring), this is Raja Amari’s fourth film.Seeking refuge from her radical Islamist brother, Samia arrives in France illegally.She discovers another world of hope and danger. Read more

NOW SHOWING IN:

Glasgow 1 Screenings

DateVenue
27 July 2019 - Sat7pmCentre for Contemporary Arts

Grange-Over-Sands 1 Screenings

DateVenue
25 July 2019 - ThuVictoria Hall

Inverness 1 Screenings

DateVenue
5 August 2019 - Mon6pmEden Court

London 2 Screenings

DateVenue
4 July 2019 - ThuBernie Grant Arts Centre
6 July 2019 - Sat4pmInstitute of Contemporary Art

Vanity

/ / / mins

Director: Various

Vanity: In the age of social media what is the impact of our infatuation with image? We will explore this through four experimental films from the DRC, Kenya and South Africa. Read more

NOW SHOWING IN:

Glasgow 1 Screenings

DateVenue
27 July 2019 - Sat7pm (installation)Centre for Contemporary ArtsBook

London 2 Screenings

DateVenue
5 July 2019 - FriBernie Grant Arts Centre
14 July 2019 - Sun2pmInstitute of Contemporary Art
Film

Rafiki

2018 / Swahili with English subtitles / / 1h22 mins

Director: Wanuri Kahiu

With beautiful scenes connected through shades of fuchsia and violet, reflecting the femininity of the characters, this gentle film follows the development of love between two young women. Read more

NOW SHOWING IN:

Belfast 3 Screenings

DateVenue
25 May 2019 - SatQueen's Film Theatre
26 May 2019 - SunQueen's Film Theatre
30 May 2019 - ThuQueen's Film Theatre

Bristol 8 Screenings

DateVenue
19 April 2019 - Fri5.50pm + (post screening discussion)WatershedBook
20 April 2019 - Sat5.40pmWatershedBook
21 April 2019 - Sun5pmWatershedBook
22 April 2019 - Mon5.50pmWatershedBook
22 April 2019 - Mon11amWatershedBook
23 April 2019 - Tue5.40pmWatershedBook
24 April 2019 - Wed5.40pmWatershedBook
25 April 2019 - Thu5.40pmWatershedBook

Cardiff 7 Screenings

DateVenue
12 April 2019 - Fri8pmChapterBook
13 April 2019 - Sat6pm, (Q&A with dir. Wanuri Kahiu)Chapter Arts CentreBook
14 April 2019 - Sun8pmChapter Arts CentreBook
15 April 2019 - Mon6.05pmChapter Arts CentreBook
16 April 2019 - Tue8.05pmChapter Arts CentreBook
17 April 2019 - Wed6.05pmChapter Arts Centre Book
17 April 2019 - Wed3.30pmChapter Arts CentreBook

Croydon 1 Screenings

DateVenue
25 June 2019 - TueDavid Lean Cinema

Derby 4 Screenings

DateVenue
29 April 2019 - MonDerby QuadBook
30 April 2019 - TueDerby QuadBook
1 May 2019 - WedDerby QuadBook
2 May 2019 - ThuDerby QuadBook

Dundee 3 Screenings

DateVenue
26 April 2019 - FriDundee Contemporary ArtsBook
27 April 2019 - SatDundee Contemporary ArtsBook
28 April 2019 - SunDundee Contemporary ArtsBook

Eastbourne 1 Screenings

DateVenue
2 June 2019 - SunTowner CinemaBook

Edinburgh 6 Screenings

DateVenue
22 April 2019 - Mon1.30pmFilmhouseBook
22 April 2019 - Mon8.30pmFilmhouse Book
23 April 2019 - Tue6.15pmFilmhouseBook
24 April 2019 - Wed3.40pmFilmhouseBook
24 April 2019 - Wed8.30pmFilmhouseBook
25 April 2019 - Thu8.30pmFilmhouseBook

Exeter 2 Screenings

DateVenue
12 May 2019 - SunExeter Phoenix
15 May 2019 - WedExeter Phoenix

Glasgow 2 Screenings

DateVenue
16 April 2019 - Tue6.45pmGlasgow Film TheatreBook
17 April 2019 - Wed3.45pmGlasgow Film TheatreBook

Inverness 3 Screenings

DateVenue
17 May 2019 - FriEden CourtBook
18 May 2019 - SatEden CourtBook
22 May 2019 - WedEden CourtBook

Kendal 2 Screenings

DateVenue
22 April 2019 - Mon The Brewery Arts CentreBook
23 April 2019 - TueThe Brewery Arts CentreBook

Lancaster 2 Screenings

DateVenue
13 May 2019 - MonThe Dukes Book
15 May 2019 - WedThe Dukes Book

Leeds 1 Screenings

DateVenue
21 May 2019 - TueHyde Park Picture HouseBook

Lewes 7 Screenings

DateVenue
24 May 2019 - Fri8.15pmLewes DepotBook
25 May 2019 - Sat5.15pmLewes DepotBook
26 May 2019 - Sun8.30pmLewes DepotBook
27 May 2019 - Mon3pmLewes DepotBook
28 May 2019 - Tue5.30pmLewes DepotBook
29 May 2019 - Wed8.30pmLewes DepotBook
30 May 2019 - Thu5.45pmLewes DepotBook

Liverpool 1 Screenings

DateVenue
20 May 2019 - MonPicturehouse

London 48 Screenings

DateVenue
8 March 2019 - FriThe Lexi CinemaBook
4 April 2019 - Thu6.40pmLexi CinemaBook
10 April 2019 - Wed(Q&A with dir. Wanuri Kahiu)Curzon Soho
11 April 2019 - Thu18:10 (Q&A with dir. Wanuri Kahiu)BFI SouthbankBook
12 April 2019 - Fri(Q&A with dir. Wanuri Kahiu)Curzon BloomsburyBook
12 April 2019 - Fri11.30amCurzon BloomsburyBook
12 April 2019 - Fri1.30pmCurzon BloomsburyBook
13 April 2019 - Sat11.30amCurzon BloomsburyBook
13 April 2019 - Sat1.30pmCurzon BloomsburyBook
13 April 2019 - Sat9.20pmCurzon Bloomsbury Book
14 April 2019 - Sun1.20pmCurzon Bloomsbury Book
14 April 2019 - Sun9.10pmCurzon Bloomsbury Book
15 April 2019 - Mon1.40pmCurzon BloomsburyBook
15 April 2019 - Mon9.15pmCurzon BloomsburyBook
16 April 2019 - Tue11.20amCurzon BloomsburyBook
16 April 2019 - Tue1.40pmCurzon BloomsburyBook
16 April 2019 - Tue9.15pmCurzon BloomsburyBook
17 April 2019 - Wed11.20amCurzon BloomsburyBook
17 April 2019 - Wed1.40pmCurzon BloomsburyBook
17 April 2019 - Wed9pmCurzon BloomsburyBook
18 April 2019 - ThuBernie Grant Arts CentreBook
18 April 2019 - Thu10.50amCurzon BloomsburyBook
18 April 2019 - Thu1.40pmCurzon BloomsburyBook
18 April 2019 - Thu9.20pmCurzon BloomsburyBook
22 April 2019 - Mon11amCurzon BloomsburyBook
22 April 2019 - Mon12.40pmCurzon BloomsburyBook
22 April 2019 - Mon7.30pmCurzon BloomsburyBook
23 April 2019 - Tue11amCurzon BloomsburyBook
23 April 2019 - Tue12.40pmCurzon BloomsburyBook
23 April 2019 - Tue7.30pmCurzon BloomsburyBook
24 April 2019 - Wed11amCurzon BloomsburyBook
24 April 2019 - Wed12.40pmCurzon BloomsburyBook
24 April 2019 - Wed7.30pmCurzon BloomsburyBook
25 April 2019 - Thu11amCurzon BloomsburyBook
25 April 2019 - Thu12.40pmCurzon BloomsburyBook
25 April 2019 - Thu7.30pmCurzon BloomsburyBook
26 April 2019 - Fri4pmInstitute of Contemporary ArtsBook
26 April 2019 - FriBernie Grant Arts CentreBook
26 April 2019 - Fri6.45pmInstitute of Contemporary ArtsBook
27 April 2019 - Sat4.30pmInstitute of Contemporary ArtsBook
28 April 2019 - Sun6.45pmInstitute of Contemporary ArtsBook
3 May 2019 - Fri7pmBernie Grant Arts Centre Book
11 May 2019 - Sat7pmBernie Grant Arts CentreBook
11 May 2019 - SatKiln Theatre Book
12 May 2019 - SunKiln TheatreBook
15 May 2019 - WedKiln TheatreBook
16 May 2019 - ThuKiln Theatre Book
29 May 2019 - WedScreen25Book

Manchester 3 Screenings

DateVenue
14 April 2019 - Sun6pm (Q&A with dir. Wanuri Kahiu)HOMEBook
18 April 2019 - Thu6.20pm Screening + DJ nightHOMEBook
20 April 2019 - Sat3.40pmHOMEBook

Newcastle 8 Screenings

DateVenue
28 March 2019 - ThuPreview ScreeningTyneside CinemaBook
12 April 2019 - Fri6.25pmTyneside CinemaBook
13 April 2019 - Sat3.35pmTyneside CinemaBook
14 April 2019 - Sun8.15pmTyneside CinemaBook
15 April 2019 - Mon6.10pmTyneside CinemaBook
16 April 2019 - Tue6.30pmTyneside CinemaBook
17 April 2019 - Wed12.50pmTyneside CinemaBook
18 April 2019 - Thu4.15pmTyneside CinemaBook

Nottingham 1 Screenings

DateVenue
26 May 2019 - SunBroadway Cinema

Sheffield 14 Screenings

DateVenue
12 April 2019 - Fri6pmShowroom WorkstationBook
13 April 2019 - Sat18.20Showroom WorkstationBook
14 April 2019 - Sun6.20pmShowroom WorkstationBook
15 April 2019 - Mon8pm (Q&A with Wanuri Kahiu)Showroom Workstation Book
16 April 2019 - Tue6pmShowroom WorkstationBook
17 April 2019 - Wed6.20pmShowroom WorkstationBook
18 April 2019 - Thu6.30pmShowroom WorkstationBook
19 April 2019 - FriShowroom WorkstationBook
20 April 2019 - SatShowroom WorkstationBook
21 April 2019 - Sun20.30Showroom WorkstationBook
22 April 2019 - Mon8.30pmShowroom WorkstationBook
23 April 2019 - Tue8.45pmShowroom WorkstationBook
24 April 2019 - Wed2.30pmShowroom WorkstationBook
25 April 2019 - Thu4pmShowroom WorkstationBook

Shetland 2 Screenings

DateVenue
19 May 2019 - SunMareelBook
23 May 2019 - ThuMareelBook

Stamford 1 Screenings

DateVenue
2 July 2019 - TueStamford Arts Centre

Stirling 4 Screenings

DateVenue
13 April 2019 - Sat7.45pmMacRobert Arts CentreBook
14 April 2019 - Sun2pmMacRobert Arts CentreBook
15 April 2019 - Mon2pmMacRobert Arts CentreBook
18 April 2019 - Thu7.30pmMacRobert Arts CentreBook

Stoke-on-Trent 1 Screenings

DateVenue
30 May 2019 - ThuStoke Film TheatreBook

Tewkesbury 2 Screenings

DateVenue
25 June 2019 - TueThe Roses Theatre
4 July 2019 - ThuThe Roses Theatre

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