Watch-Africa Cymru is...
...the Welsh, African Film Festival
WATCH-AFRICA CYMRU 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...
WATCH-AFRICA CYMRU 2020
'WE ARE TANO'
This is part 2 of our action packed 8th edition of WAC; Wales' African film festival whereby we go online to share African cinema across Wales, and the UK!
Join us, the UK’s five biggest festivals of African cinema – Scotland’s Africa in Motion, Afrika Eye in Bristol, the Cambridge African Film Festival (CAFF), Film Africa in London, and Watch-Africa Cymru (Wales) – on an online journey of discovery during Black History Month, from 1-20 October 2020.
WE ARE TANO will present a specially curated list of 10 contemporary African features from the past 10 years, which have been most popular with our festival audiences. These will be available from 1 October on wearetano.org.
WE ARE TANO will start streaming on Thursday, 1stOctober, at 6PM GMT. Each film will be available for 48 consecutive hours and may be viewed as many times as you wish, alone or with family/friends. Films will be free to watch, but we encourage donations. All proceeds from audience donations will go towards supporting the filmmakers and the TANO festivals.
WATCH-AFRICA CYMRU FILM CLUB
...the WAC Film Club
The WAC FILM CLUB is an informal community of people interested in watching, exploring and getting involved in African film. The club which is part of Watch-Africa will reach out to undeserved areas for cultural/foreign screenings, especially BAME communities. It will allow African films to reach these communities outside the core festival. It will overcome barriers to engagement by bringing African film to BAME communities in venues and settings familiar to them, rather than requiring them to visit venues that are unfamiliar. It will foster engagement among BAME communities by providing opportunities to discover African film, to connect with developments in film on the continent, to become active participants and grow skills and confidence. The Wales Africa Film Club will complement the Watch Africa Film Festival with informal and BAME centred/led opportunities to explore and become involved in film, thereby creating spaces to expand and sustain existing and core festival audiences.