The African Film Week kicks off in Athens

The African Film Week will open its doors tonight (February 25th) at the Greek Film Archive. Organized for the 5th consecutive year by the Greek Film Archive, the Embassies and Honorary Consulates of African countries, it will last until March 2nd and it will include a total of 14 feature films and a documentary. Ten African countries are currently participating; South Africa, Angola, Kenya, Egypt, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Morocco, Nigeria, Sudan and Tunisia.

The opening film to be screened tonight is “Destiny” (1997, 135΄), directed by Youssef Chanine (admission by invitation only).

On Friday, February 26th director Zeresenay Berhane Mehari will present his film, “Difret” (2014, 99’) and from Angola director Manuel Narciso “Tonton” is expected in Athens to present the documentary, “Children Accused of Witchcraft” (2015, 63’).

All screenings will take place at the Greek Film Archive (48, Iera Odos &134-136 Megalou Alexandrou streets) and admission is free.

For more information on the program and the movies click here.

SOURCE: Greek Film Archives – Embassy of South Africa
PHOTO: Greek Film Archive [“Yesterday”]