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The Australian Festival of African Film
28 October 2016 - 30 October 2016
Bringing the best of African Film to Australia
The Australian Festival of African Film comes to Geelong, Victoria from 28th -30th October, bringing the best if African cinema from across the continent including Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, Ghana and Tanzania.
The festival is a celebration of African story-telling on screen and a cultural exchange for Australian and its African cultures. The festival is inspired by the largest global African Film Festival, AFRIFF. This year AFAF is held in conjunction with Diversitat’s 40 Year Celebrations and is also supported through City of Greater Geelong Festival Grants Program.
Among the list of films to be shown are award winning movies and documentaries including:
- They Will Have to Kill us First – lslamic extremists have banned music in Mali, but its world-class musicians won’t give up without a fight. This film follows the story of Mali’s musical heroes as they fight for their right to sing.
- Price of Love – is a story of a young Addis Ababa taxi driver gets caught up in the dark side of love with a prostitute, causing his taxi to be stolen.
- Unfair Game – tells an inspiring stories of two environmental activists in Africa in their quest to safeguard wildlife.
- Sea Change – is a half-hour documentary that follows the efforts of a 34 year old woman who struggles to secure water security for her native tribes in East Africa.
Festival website: AFAFfilmfest.com
Ticket Prices and Packages:
- Saturday Day Pass: $52.50 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/afaf-saturday-all-day-pass-tickets-28643846516
- Sunday Day Pass: $61.95 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/afaf-sunday-all-day-pass-tickets-28643977909
- Individual sessions: Adult $16.80 Concession $14.70
Opening Night: Friday 28th 6:30pm – 11pm
Tickets: Adult $31.50 concession $27.30
- Complementary champagne on arrival
- Opening introduction to Australian Festival of African Film
- Performance by Fablice Manirakiza
- “Grey Bull” Short film
- Award winning Feature Documentary “They Will Have To Kill Us First”
- Q & A with the director Johanna Schwartz
- DJ set
Intro to African Film Schools Program – for full details on program see HERE
When: Fri 28th October, Two Sessions: 10am – 12pm and 12:30pm – 2:30pm. Tickets for students/ public: $15.75 per student