AfricAvenir hosts African film screenings in June


In June 2015 AfricAvenir screens a number of African films at the Goethe-Centre, Hope Initiatives Southern Africa (HISA) Community Centre and Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) in Windhoek.

On Saturday, 27 June 2015 at 19h00, AfricAvenir and Spoken Word screens Ghanaian documentary The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo, directed Yaba Badoe. The screening, made possible through financial support of the Finnish Embassy in Namibia, takes place at the Goethe-Centre in Windhoek. The film celebrates an acclaimed Pan-African feminist, poet, playwright and novelist and provides a fascinating insight into her life.

Namibian Spoken Word artists will perform/recite some of Ama Ata Aidoo’s work before the screening of the movie. Tickets cost N$30.

On Friday 5 June, at 14h30 at the HISA Community Centre and on Saturday 6 June, at 10h00 at the cinema of the FNCC, AfricAvenir in partnership with FNCC and HISA screens South African short film KanyeKanye. The family film is a modern day Romeo and Juliet story based in a small township where many years ago, two best friends had a childish argument about which apple is better: the red or the green. Directed by Miklas Manneke, Kanyekanye has won a number of awards including Best Student Film Award at the South African Film and Television Awards and the Best Children's Film Award at the Uppsala International Short Film Festival in Sweden.

On Wednesday 10 June 2015 at 18h30, AfricAvenir screens Angolan documentary Agostinho Neto, directed by veteran Angolan filmmaker Orlando Fortunato de Oliveira. Fortunato will be in attendance and will host a Q & A session after the screening. The screening takes place at the FNCC and tickets are available for N$20.

Contact AfricAvenir Windhoek on 0855630949 or email for more information.

Source: Screen Africa 30 April 2015