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

This is our action packed 8th edition of WAC; Wales' African film festival whereby we go online to share African cinema across Wales, and the world!

Since lockdown we truly missed you, our audience, and we are now back to bring you exciting online screenings and workshops to a cosy and accessible venue of your choosing. Join us via the

booking links below, as Watch-Africa continues to bring you the best cultural experience, celebrating African cinema and storytelling.

The screenings or event is part of Film FeelsConnected, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.  Explore all films and events at filmfeels.co.uk

BUDDHA IN AFRICA

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Online Via Zoom:

Friday 28th August from 18:30 BST, Ticket £3

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Screening and Q&A

Dir: Nicole Schafer

Raised in a Buddhist orphanage, an African boy struggles to maintain his cultural identity.

Buddha in Africa is a 2019 South African Swedish documentary film produced, written and directed by Nicole Schafer. ... The film had its world premiere at Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival in April 2019. It has since screened and won awards at numerous festivals around the world.

SAFARI TATU

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Online Via Zoom:

Monday 31st August from 17:00 BST, Ticket £3

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Screenings and Directors Q&A

'Safari Tatu' means '3 journeys' in Kiswahili. How do young people in different places undertake their journeys into adulthood?

Rated 15

'Jane Just Come': 13 mins

This is a story of a young migrant discovering Wales through football and friendship.

'Somoe': 34 mins

This is a story of a young woman in Zanzibar defies expectatins to follow her passion for football.

'Hamadi': 18 mins

A snapshot of changing society in rural Kenya and determination of a young woman to become a professional footballer despite personal, societal challenges.

KEMETIC YOGA WORKSHOP

Online Via Zoom:

Saturday 29th August 10:00-11:15 BST, Ticket £3

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Instructor: Ry Ptah

Yoga is an incredible practise to achieve wholesome balance of the body, mind and soul. The best time to start is now.

Pick up the Mat, Let go of Resistance, Practise Being the Better you!

Instructor Ry Ptah Is Yoga Alliance certified in Zen Yoga & Kemetic Yoga

 

Proud supporter of Yoga Skills.

TALKING ABOUT TREES

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Online Via Zoom:

Sunday 30th August from 18:00 BST, Ticket £3

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Screening and Q&A

Dir: Suhaib Gasmelbari

In an attempt to revive an old cinema in Sudan, four friends encounter insurmountable resistance. The film, which focuses on the history of Sudanese cinema, also sheds light on the current situation in this crisis-ridden country.

 
 

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.

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