Watch-Africa is Wales’ annual African Film Festival celebrating the best of African cinema. Launched in 2013, the festival provides a platform for African films, art and culture in Wales. It brings a wide-range of films covering areas across the continent, as well as engaging and interactive activities and events related to the festival. It provides a platform for works by African, African diasporas as well as Welsh and international directors and artists which bring fresh perspectives on Africa to its economic, social, political and cultural life. The main objectives are to contribute and foster cultural exchange, and socially engaged practice between artists, community groups, and members of the public in Wales, Africa and beyond. Our approach is educational and non-partisan with a commitment to pluralism, and developing public dialogue through engagement. We aim to benefit communities and individuals in Africa and Wales artistically, socially, politically and economically.
The 2015 festival will take place across 9 venues in Wales from 2nd October to 21st November, showcasing over 20 titles films exploring the themes of ‘Love’, ‘Young Africans’ and ‘North Africa Spring’. The festival will also have
Q&As with Film Makers
Panel Discussions with Special Guests
African Music & Food
African Arts & Crafts.
Photographic Exhibition by Glenn Edwards, a renowned photojournalist who worked across Africa for mainstream newspapers and media outlets. His ‘Africa Against All Odds’ photobook will be on sell.
INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR OF WATCH-AFRICA: FADHILI MAGHIYA
WATCH OUR 2015 PROMOTION VIDEOS
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The 2015 Watch-Africa Film Festival has been supported by:
PARTNERS FOR 2015 PROGRAMME: