Watch-Africa Cymru

2020

This is our exciting 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 now we are back bringing you our exciting online screenings to a cosy and accessible venue of your choosing. Join us via the booking links, as Watch-Africa continues to bring you the best cultural experience, celebrating African cinema and storytelling.

The AUGUST screenings or events are 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

2019

Join us throughout the year for the 7th edition of Watch-Africa; Wales African film festival! Celebrating African cinema across Wales!

We listened to our audience and they have encouraged us to bring #WatchAfrica365 to venues across Wales. From major independent cinemas to community halls and unusual locations, Watch-Africa will bring you the best cultural experience, celebrating African cinema and storytelling.

2018

Join us in October/November for the 6th edition of Watch-Africa; Wales African film festival! Celebrating African cinema across Wales!

 

This year our annual Watch Africa programme celebrates the ground breaking cinematic legacy of Senegal’s Djibril Diop Mambéty, famously dubbed the ‘African Orson Welles’. We are fortunate to be able to show Touki Bouki from 1973 (which inspired the recent Beyonce and Jay Z world tour) his classic edgy, energetic ode to youthful idealism and rebellion which follows two youngsters as they attempt to escape what they perceive to be the poverty and backwardness of their native Senegal for France

 

21 Exciting and thought-provoking films from 8 different countries that will thrill people of all ages. From family friendly films, serious topics in animal poaching Feminism in Islamic World to an Africa-inspired, Western Spagheti film, Watch-Africa 2018 is not one to miss!

 

An array of stalls displaying African arts and crafts; Fairtrade Products, Exhibitions and Welsh based charities working in Africa.

 

We will also have caterers providing food from some of the African countries.

 

Ballet Nimba will perform some of their dances throughout the day at the main lobby.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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