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November 2020

Live Panel: Beyond Nollywood to the World

November 1, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Nadia Denton brings together a panel of Beyond Nollywood leading lights, including Damilola Orimogunje, Chuko Esiri, Peter Okojie and Candice Onyeama.

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YOU WILL DIE AT 20 + Pre-Recorded Director’s Intro

November 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
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SOLD OUT - new screening added Dir. Amjad Abu Alala Sudan, France, Egypt, Germany, Norway, Qatar. 2019. 105 mins.  Arabic with English subtitles. Adapted from a short story by writer and activist Hammour Ziada, You Will Die at 20 is a metaphor for Sudan under the rule of the ousted dictator, Omar al-Bashir. When Muzamil was born, a prophecy by the holy man of the village predicts that he will die when he is 20 years old. Muzamil’s father cannot stand the…

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FOR MARIA EBUN PATAKI (WORLD PREMIERE) – Online Watch Party + Live Director Q&A

November 1, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Dir. Damilola Orimogunje. Nigeria. 2020. 75mins. Yoruba with English subtitles. After a complicated child delivery, Derin finds herself at odds with life and loved ones, including her newborn, Maria. Her bewildered mother-in-law insists that she is not a good enough parent. Her increasingly worried husband Afolabi watches from the sidelines. Made in a compelling art-house style, For Maria Ebun Pataki confronts the realities of postpartum depression.  This film is eligible for the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature. Click here to vote.…

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SOLD OUT: FILM AFRICA 2020 DOC SHORTS + Pre-Recorded Curator’s Intro

November 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
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A selection documentary shorts exploring migration and exile, mental health and family histories, among other themes. With a pre-recorded intro from Film Africa programmer Katarina Hedrén.

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THE LETTER (UK PREMIERE) + Pre-Recorded Director’s Intro

November 3, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:35 pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
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Dirs. Maia Lekow, Christopher King Kenya. 2019. 81 mins. English, Swahili with English subtitles. When Karisa receives a letter from relatives alerting him of accusations of witchcraft levelled against his grandmother, he rushes back home. And so this richly layered documentary unfolds, exposing tensions caused by a volatile mix of Christianity, consumerism, and misogyny. Young Kenyan men accuse their female elders of witchcraft to steal their land, begrudge them for their property because they are women.  The Letter investigates the…

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Film Africa 2020 BAOBAB AWARD SHORTS

November 3, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
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The Baobab Award for Best Short Film exists to recognise and support African filmmaking and to enhance the visibility of emerging new voices.

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FAREWELL AMOR + Pre-Recorded Director’s Intro

November 3, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
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Following the journey of a filmmaker leaving his wife and daughter and 17 years later, their journey of becoming a family again. A deeply personal, fully human, intergenerational storytelling that also hones in the American immigrant experience.

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THE LETTER (UK PREMIERE) – Online Watch Party + Live Director Q&A

November 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:25 pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
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Dirs. Maia Lekow, Christopher King Kenya. 2019. 81 mins. English, Swahili with English subtitles. When Karisa receives a letter from relatives alerting him of accusations of witchcraft levelled against his grandmother, he rushes back home. And so this richly layered documentary unfolds, exposing tensions caused by a volatile mix of Christianity, consumerism, and misogyny. Young Kenyan men accuse their female elders of witchcraft to steal their land, begrudge them for their property because they are women.  The Letter investigates the…

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THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION + Pre-Recorded Director’s Intro

November 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
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Wednesday 4 November  | 18:00 | Rich Mix, Screen 1 This socially-distanced physical screening has be rescheduled ahead of the national lockdown. We hope that you can make the new time, however if are not able to make it, please contact boxoffice@richmix.org.uk.  BOOK NOW Dir. Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese Lesotho, South Africa, Italy 2019. 120 mins. Southern Sotho with English subtitles. Amongst the pythonic mountains of land-locked Lesotho, an 80-year-old widow winds up her earthly affairs, makes arrangements for her burial and…

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I AM SAMUEL + KENYAN, CHRISTIAN, QUEER + Live Q&A

November 4, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
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I AM SAMUEL Dir. Peter Murimi Kenya. 2020. 69 mins. Swahili. This documentary, filmed over five years, follows Samuel, who grew up in a small Kenyan town and now lives in Nairobi. His life in the capital is in stark contrast to his upbringing in a traditional rural family. He loves them and they love him, but they wish that he would get married soon. A secret stands between them. I am Samuel is an intimate portrayal of one man’s conflict:…

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