BARAKAT (European Premiere) – Online Watch Party + Live Director Q&A (BSL)

BARAKAT (European Premiere) – Online Watch Party + Live Director Q&A (BSL)

Sunday 8 November  | 18:00 | BFI Player & Facebook



Dir. Amy Jephta

South Africa 2020. 103 mins.

Afrikaans, English with English subtitles.

How does a family reconcile with the death of a father? That is the question at the heart of this Afrikaans Muslim film, the first of its kind, to be produced in South Africa. The weight of this question is borne by the matriarch of the family, who not only has to deal with her own feelings of loss, but hold her family together, and rebuild a life for herself. Barakat, (the Arabic word for blessings), is a story of love, forgiveness, reconciliation, and acceptance.

Barakat is the Closing Film for Film Africa 2020 and will be screened at the BFI Southbank on 8 November.

How does the Online Watch Party work?

If you can’t make the socially-distanced screening, join our Online Watch Party. Click attending on our Facebook event and you’ll be notified when the live Q&A begins.

Watch the film with your friends and family on BFI Player at 6pm and then join the Live Director’s Q&A live-streamed (BSL interpreted) at 8pm on our Facebook page. Put your questions to the Director on the Facebook live-stream chat.

BFI Player offer a free 14-day trial, so you can watch the Film Africa 2020 films for free and then decide whether to keep enjoying their selection of films.

Amy Jephta

A screenwriter and playwright from Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town. She has three feature film credits to her name including South Africa’s official 2018 Golden Globes submission, Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story (Rotterdam International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Pan African Film Festival, Toronto Black Film Festival, and others).