Afrika Eye Festival

Various Locations, Bristol, BS1 5TX

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Afrika Eye Festival


Films, stories and music from more than a dozen countries and the premiere of its own first self-made film will be on offer when Afrika Eye - the South West’s biggest festival of African cinema and culture – returns to venues across Bristol and beyond from November 8 to 16. 

The full line-up for the festival’s 16th edition is now available via with highlights including the first public screening of Rooted In Bristol – a short film, made by Afrika Eye, about the Bristol allotment growers of African heritage who are using their plots to keep alive the African and Afro-Caribbean food traditions of their families.

The documentary will get its premiere at Watershed on Sunday 14 November as part of a weekend of screenings of new and classic films, Q&As, shorts by black Bristol filmmakers and an opening night party featuring Robert Plant and Jah Wobble guitarist Justin Adams and gimbri maestro Mohammed Errabbaa playing the gnawa sound of Morocco. 

Other venues being used this year include The Cube, Easton Community Centre, The Old Picture House in Totterdown, the Curzon at Clevedon and, as a curtain-raiser for Afrika Eye week, a teepee in Easton’s Felix Road Playground on Saturday 6 November where families and children will be able to enjoy a film & story-telling sessions with Kabbo Hue Ferdinand. 

Full list of events:

6 Nov: Kirikou and the Sorceress at Felix Road Playground
Kirikou and the Sorceress will be screened in a teepee at Felix Road Adventure Playground, followed by a children's storytelling session with Kabbo Hue Ferdinand

8 Nov: Rocks at Easton Community Centre
Afrika Eye Festival and Rising Arts presents Rocks – A 2019 joyful coming-of-age drama directed by Sarah Gavron.

10 Nov: The Movement and Fati's Choice at Cube Cinema
Afrika Eye presents an evening of documentaries focussing on migration from multiple perspectives.

11 Nov: Difficult Love and Beyond, There's Always A Black Issue Dear at Cube Cinema
A double bill screening of Difficult Love (2010) and Beyond There's Always A Black Issue Dear (2018) followed by a Q&A curated by Kiki and Queer Vision.

12 Nov: Elder's Corner at Watershed
Inspired by his extensive record collection, director and musician Siji Awoyinka travels back to Nigeria in search of the musical icons of the 'highlife' & 'juju' eras, who roll back the years remembering their youthful selves.

13 Nov: It Must Make Peace at Watershed
It Must Make Peace gives voice to Mali's musicians & artists who use their extraordinary talents to bring peace and unity to a region increasingly susceptible to economic and political uncertainty.

13 Nov: This is not a Burial, its' a Resurrection at Watershed
A remarkable and otherworldly film from landlocked Lesotho. Mantoa an elderly woman with a rebel spirit, finds herself alone in opposing plans to flood her village to make way for a dam.

14 Nov: Rooted in Bristol at Watershed
Rooted in Bristol is a documentary celebrating the contribution that people of African heritage have made in creating and sustaining kitchen gardens across the allotment communities in Bristol over many decades.

14 Nov: The Bronze Men of Cameroon at Watershed
The Bronze Men of Cameroon, explores cultural heritage, continuity and change.

16 Nov: Thank you for the Rain at Curzon Cinema
Bringing sharply into focus the dramatic effects of climate change on Kenyan farmer Kisulu's family and his village, this story unfolds as Kisulu transforms into community leader and activist on the global stage.

The principal current funders of Afrika Eye are Film Hub South West, The Morel Trust and Bristol UNESCO City of Film.

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