Wales African Film Festival

Watch Africa 2013 - The first ever Wales African Film Festival

sciSCREEN are pleased to be supporting this new festival which takes place between 30th November and 7th December. The Festival, which is the first of its kind in Wales, will include 12 full-length screenings of documentaries and features ranging from the powerful documentary about the Zimbabwean premier, 'Mugabe: Villain or Hero', to the delightfully light-hearted 'Fanie Foure Lobola' exploring in rom-com the clash of cultures when an Afrikaans boy falls for a Zulu girl.  The Festival will also include some sciSCREEN lights and full sciSCREEN discussions:

United States of Africa, full sciSCREEN discussion, 30.11.13

African hip hop pioneer Didier Awadi is on a quest to craft an album that pays tribute to the great black revolutionary leaders and their struggle to realise a dream.

Amanda Villepastour, specialist in African music, is joined by political engagement expert Rebecca Rumbul, and other guests.

La Pirogue, sciSCREEN light, 01.12.13

Baye Laye is an experienced fisherman and family man who is being forced by economic and moral pressures to reluctantly captain a refugee boat for a Dakar-based people-smuggling operation.

Rachael Langford, specialist in imaging migration, gives a short introduction to the film.

God Loves Uganda sciSCREEN light, 02.12.13

God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda’s turn towards biblical law and the proposed death penalty for homosexuality.

Francesca Montemaggi introduces the film and discusses how far it portrays an accurate picture of American evangelicalism.

An African Election full sciSCREEN discussion, 05.12.13

In 2008, director Jarreth Merz returns to his boyhood home of Ghana to find himself. That all changes when he discovers a country churning with political, social and economic turmoil.

Democracy expert Mark Donovan joins Edwin Egede, international politics specialist and Philip Ashon who worked in Ghana as a journalist during the 2008 elections.

Yema sciSCREEN light, 06.12.13

A tale of a mother who has buried her son, believed to be killed by his own brother, a leader of an Islamist extremist group.

Community garden expert Hannah Pitt provides an introduction to the film about the power of gardening to heal wounds.

Tickets for all screenings are £3 and £2.50 concessions (students, on benefits, over 65).

In addition to the above, there are 7 other films - visit the website for more information.