With the eyes and especially with the soul of African filmmakers, the 6th African Film Week brings to the big screen charming images from the African Continent: Urban legends, exoticism from the past, personalities, modern human stories. Enjoy all screenings in Athens at the Greek Film Archive from 9-15 March, and for the first time in Thessaloniki, at the Pavlos Zannas Hall, from 16 to 22 March.
The 6th African Film Week is jointly organized by the accredited to the Hellenic Republic Embassies and Honorary Consulates of African Countries, the Greek Film Archive and the Thessaloniki Film Festival.
Beloved Africa, but also its lesser known side, is revealed through a fascinating mosaic of 18 films from 9 countries:
Algeria: Experience the fascinating story of Emir Abd El – Kader (Abd El Kader, Saleh Brahimi); a great humanist and the most eminent figure of the history of Algeria, the immersive journey of a girl who laid the resistance against the colonialism (Fadhma N’soumer, Belkacem Hadjadj); and a cruel siege (The Well, Lotfi Bouchouchi).
Angola: Revenge is a dish best served cold, but not when love interferes (Judging by Appearance, Allen Mamona).
Egypt: Great actors from Egyptian cinema embody six people who were unexpectedly joined by fate (Cairo Time, Amir Ramses), while dreams and reality collide in a bittersweet film featuring the neighborhood Kit-Kat (Kit – Kat, Daoud Abdel Sayed)
Kenya: A fantastic story about family bond and internal search (Soul Boy, Hawa Essuman)
Morocco: Three emotional narratives of a couple separated by war (The Red Scarf , Mohammed Lyounsi); dreams and female friendship (Petits Bonheurs, Mohamed Cherif Tribak); and strong family ties (The Blind Orchestra, Mohamed Mouftakir).
Nigeria: An agonizing domination game (CEO, Kunle Afolayan) and the journey of actor Ade Love, an important figure of Nigeria (Ade Love, Kunle Afolayan).
South Africa: The substance hidden away from the lights and glamor of Hollywood (Leading Lady, Henk Pretorius) and a romantic film about love that confronts family traditions (Elewani, Ntshavheni wa Luruli)
Sudan: A magical documentary about the beautiful desert of North Sudan (Towards the Nubian Oasis, Abdulhagar Ahmed) and an unexpected film for the harmonious coexistence of religions in the country (Reflected Mirrors, Mohamed Ali Mekhawi).
Tunisia: The music culture and the “gougou” dance against racism (Made in Gougou, Latifah Doghri) and a gripping documentary about the invisible man who terrified women in Tunisia (Challat Tunis, Kaouther Ben Hania).
To view the program of screenings click here. Admission is free.
PHOTO: 6th African Film Week (“Judging by appearance”)