AFRICAN SCREEN WORLDS SHOWCASE
RETHINKING AFRICAN FILM
Friday Nov 4th || 5.30-9:00 PM
Saturday Nov 5th || 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SOAS University of London 10 Thornhaugh Street Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre London WC1H 0XG
The African Screen Worlds warmly welcomes you to a showcase of film screenings, work-in-progress, and discussion. The event will include sneak previews and panel discussions of films completed, and currently being made, by the Screen Worlds team which focus on contemporary filmmakers in Kenya and South Africa, the vibrant past and present film culture of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, and the ground-breaking work of Nigerian film exhibitors. We will also be joined by some of our filmmaking partners, including Palesa Shongwe (from South Africa), Yidnekachew Shumete (from Ethiopia) and Ojie Imoloame (from Nigeria).
Come and join this enriching cinematic conversation and celebration, hosted by the Screen Worlds team leader Professor Lindiwe Dovey and her international research team. For further details and more information closer to the time, please visit www.screenworlds.org and sign up to our newsletter.
African Screen Worlds is a 5-year project (2019-2024) funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 819236 – AFRISCREENWORLDS).
Friday Nov 4th | 5.30-9 PM
The Screen Worlds team is delighted to welcome you to the opening night of our Screen Worlds filmmaking showcase.
Professor Lindiwe Dovey, the team leader, will give a brief introduction to the Screen Worlds project, explaining why it was so important to us to research contemporary African filmmaking practices through the film medium itself. This talk will then be followed by a sneak preview screening of Lindiwe’s documentary Out of the Box: The Screen Worlds of Judy Kibinge (90 minutes), which focuses on the diverse and dynamic work of Kenyan filmmaker and Executive Founder and Creative Director of Docubox, Judy Kibinge. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Lindiwe and Kenyan filmmaker Pete Murimi, who stars in the film and who is the director of the award-winning, Docubox-supported film I am Samuel (2020).
Saturday Nov 5th | 1- 9pm