5 May 2017
The 14th edition of the African Film Festival of Tarifa and Tangier (FCAT) kicked off on Friday 28 April in Tarifa’s Theater Alameda. Filmmakers, guests, media persons and dignitaries from all walks of life turned out for the festival’s opening film, the acclaimed feature length film Felicité, written and directed by Alain Gomis, himself a previous FCAT participant. Véro Tschanda Beya, its leading actress, who made her debut in cinema with this role, presented the film, accompanied on stage by the Spanish film critic Javier Estrada.
Seventy films will be presented originating from Africa and the African Arab world or relating to African themes. Twenty of these titles, both in the competition and in parallel sections, will be premieres in Spain and one of them, the French-German documentary Fais soin de toi by Mohamed Lakhdar Tati, will premiere internationally at FCAT 2017.