Loading Events

Upcoming Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

November 2020

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

November 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:25 pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

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

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:10 pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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:…

Find out more »

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

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Woman in Black in foreground, watching men from a distance

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 prepares to die. But when her village is threatened with forced resettlement due to the construction of a reservoir, she finds a new will to live and ignites a collective spirit of defiance within her community. In the final dramatic moments of her…

Find out more »

IN SEARCH… – Online Watch Party + Director Q&A

November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In Search... is a personal journey that follows its courageous director, Magoko as she confronts her past and her own body.

Find out more »

FINDING SALLY – Online Dine & View Screening in partnership with Eat Ethio

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:50 pm

Tamara Dawit tries to put the pieces of her aunt’s disappearance back together in this film, which also exhumes a dark period in Ethiopian political history,

Find out more »

BECOMING BLACK (UK PREMIERE) + Pre-recorded Director’s Intro

November 6 @ 8:30 pm - 10:05 pm
BFI Southbank – NFT2, Belvedere Rd, Bishop's
London, SE1 8XT United Kingdom
+ Google Map
black-and-white-family-portrait

This deeply personal film follows Ines Johnson-Spain's quest for the truth, reflecting on themes of identity and family.

Find out more »

Film Africa 2020 BAOBAB AWARD SHORTS

November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Man crying out between two children

The Baobab Award for Best Short Film exists to recognise and support African filmmaking and to enhance the visibility of emerging new voices.

Find out more »

GOLDCOAST LOUNGE (EUROPEAN PREMIERE) – Online Dine & View Screening

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
black-and-white-closeup-of-man-in-smart-attire

An Online Dine & View screening for the European premiere of Goldcoast Lounge; a stylistically stimulating drama that follows a family of criminals who must clean up their act before the government shuts down their lounge.

Find out more »

FAREWELL AMOR + Pre-Recorded Director’s Intro

November 7 @ 8:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

Masterclass: Curating African Cinema

November 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our co-curators hold a conversation about film curation approaches and sharing of experiences of programming African cinema

Find out more »
+ Export Events