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Afrika Eye Film Festival 2013
Afrika Eye film festival returns to Bristol from Friday, November 8 to Sunday, November 10 2013

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Afrika Eye – the South West’s biggest celebration of African films and culture – returns to Watershed in Bristol for its eighth successive year, offering regional premieres of features from Algeria, Burkino Faso, Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal as well as director talks, documentaries, shorts, debates and cultural exchanges featuring music and dance.

Award-winning new features from Kenya and Senegal will be among those getting their South West premieres when the region’s biggest celebration of African film and culture – Afrika Eye – returns to Watershed in Bristol in November for its eighth successive year. This year’s Afrika Eye will run from Friday, November 8 to Sunday, November 10 and will offer talks, debates and cross-cultural entertainments as well as screenings of the latest full-length films, shorts and documentaries by film-makers from, or with roots in, Africa.

To mark the 50th anniversary of Kenya’s independence, Kenyan films and film-makers are being given centre stage. The line-up from Kenya will include the first SW screening of David ‘Tosh’ Gitonga’s internationally-acclaimed NAIROBI HALF LIFE and a showing of SOMETHING NECESSARY, directed by special guest Judy Kibinge, followed by a Q&A.

Another special guest will be director Alain Gomis (Senegal/France) who will launch Afrika Eye 2013 on Friday 8 November by introducing and then discussing his internationally-applauded feature, TEY (Aujourd’hui/Today), which stars the actor, musician and poet Saul Williams (whose previous film credits include SLAM).

Afrika Eye’s full timetable is due out in October, with tickets on sale from Watershed Box Office. To keep up to date with programming news, see http://afrikaeye.org.uk