Afrika Eye 2018 has hit the ground running with new partnerships, an international festival exchange, a programme of unmissable films, creative workshops and an exhibition of stunning photographs by Javier Hirschfeld.

Immerse yourselves in a week of celebration. We kick off on 4 November with Pantsula dance from South Africa, A Feast for Mandela and the acclaimed lm Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony. A full day of riches!

For our Watershed weekend, we’re thrilled to partner with Bristol Link with Beira for our Friday night film, Train of Salt and Sugar, and honoured to welcome H.E Mr. Filipe Chidumo, High Commissioner for Mozambique, to introduce the film. Enticing you from the cinema to our party in the bar will be the sounds of Onipa – Afro-fusion at its best.

The controversial film Rafiki, from Kenyan director Wanuri Kahui sees us partnering with Bristol Pride Queer Vision and Bristol is the New Black, and promises lively post-screening discussion and debate. We’ll be welcoming I Still Hide to Smoke director, Rayhana at our closing film. And along the way there’ll be extraordinary animation with Adama, set in WW1, a blazing Western-style drama, Five Fingers for Marseilles, and a look at the pillaging of Liberia’s natural resources with human rights documentary, Silas.

Catch up on news of ‘Our City – Your Eyes’, our exchange project with Image et Vie Film Festival in Dakar, with Kady Diedhiou and Fatou Diabel Mbaye here in Bristol.

…and there’s so much more, so join us for Afrika Eye 2018!