Ghana @ 60

To mark 60 years of independence, Film Africa is spotlighting one of Africa’s most vivid and proli c lm industries with Ghana @ 60. This special strand features three post- colonial titles representing the best of contemporary Ghanaian cinema, including a Q&A with with an up- and-coming director and a chance
to catch one of the country’s most celebrated works, Kukurantumi- Road to Accra. The strand will also features an exclusive live performance from RedRed, an exciting collaboration between Hungarian DJ/Producer Elo Morton and pioneer of Ghana’s contemporary Hiplife music genre, M3NSA, also one half of enigmatic rap duo FOKN BOIS. This will be the duo’s highly-anticipated rst UK gig.

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Africa’s Lost Classics

2017 is a special year for the consortium of five African Film Festivals in the UK, TANO (‘five’ in Swahili). A collaboration revisits the history of African cinema through a project led by Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival in Scotland and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). This project brings (back) to UK screens some of the greatest African films that have been banned, censored, lost or forgotten, including the restoration of some important women’s films. Screenings are taking place at AiM, Film Africa in London, Africa Eye in Bristol, CAFF in Cambridge and Watch Africa in Wales. Including never-seen-before films, this is an unprecedented look at the long history behind some of the world’s masterpieces of African cinema.

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Film Africa Live!

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