Date: Saturday 2nd November | Time: 11:00am | Location: Rich Mix Bar
A fun day for the whole family featuring FREE screenings of My Shoes and When They Slept, “The African Market Corner” brought to you by Open The Gate and the “NUMBI family workshops”. Drawing inspiration from contemporary African studio photography, NUMBI Arts’ workshops will invite participants to pose for their own individual, family or group portrait in a mise-en-scène. Bring your own props to add to the mix and take home a unique Film Africa souvenir!
My Shoes (Les Souliers d’Aïd) | UK PREMIÈRE | BAOBAB AWARD
Dir. Anis Lassoued, with Chema Ben Chaabene, Farhat Jedid. Tunisia 2012. 30 mins
In a small countryside village, Fallous is a 9-year-old boy with a passion for running. He not only runs for that reason, but also because he needs it. It is his vocation, his will for fighting weightlessness. As the Aïd holidays get closer, he becomes obsessed with a pair of winged shoes he sees in a store window and he wants them for the occasion. But his poor father cannot help.
First Prize Short Film FESPACO 2013
When They Slept | UK PREMIÈRE | BAOBAB AWARD
Dir. Maryam Touzani. With Nouhaila ben Moumou, Mohamed Achab, Fatima-ezzahra el Jouhari. Morocco. 18 mins. Colour
Eight year-old Sara lives with her widowed mother, Amina, two older brothers and her grandfather, Hashem, to whom she is very close. When Hashem suddenly dies, as women, Sara and her mother are forbidden to spend the night with him before his burial the following day. Whilst her mother reluctantly complies, her brothers' fears provide Sara with the perfect opportunity to defy the restrictions imposed by religion and tradition and be close to her beloved grandfather one last time.
Main Category: Education