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News: Film Africa 2017 Announces Programme

News: Film Africa 2017 Announces Programme

Film Africa 2017  returns to screens across London from 27 October to 5 November. 38 films, 21 African countries, 19 premieres, and 12 special guests. 10 days of discovery, debate, live music, family fun, festival awards, parties, and more! This is London’s biggest celebration of Africa and African diaspora cinema.

Film Africa 2017 will open at the BFI Southbank on Friday 27 October with South African director John Trengove’s debut feature The Wound, a daring exploration of sexuality and masculinity in modern-day South Africa. Lead actor and award-winning musician Nakhane– one of South Africa’s most exciting new talents – will attend the screening and perform live for the first time in the UK at Rich Mix on Sunday 29 October.

The closing gala on Sunday 5 November at Ciné Lumière is the London premiere of Foreign Body, Tunisian director Raja Amari’s audacious and visceral fourth feature. This year’s programme gives particular focus to women’s stories and new debut features, a testament to the continued proliferation of African cinema. Join the celebration African cinema with us! Browse the programme and book tickets here.

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