Our City – Your Eyes
This year, with the support of the British Council, Afrika Eye has teamed up with Dakar’s renowned film festival ‘Image et Vie’ to set up an exchange project with two young artists from their respective home cities.
Delving into each city and creating new work based on their discoveries, their responses in film and music, will be shared at each film festival.
Bristol filmmaker Pierre Niyongira and rapper/songwriter Joel Douglas (aka Splitz P) will travel to Senegal on 27th September 2018 for a two week visit exploring the heady cultural landscape that is Dakar, meeting other artists and film makers, soaking up the atmosphere and recording their findings.
The return visit will begin on 28th October when Senegalese filmmaker Kady Diedhiou and festival event manager Fatou Diabel Mbaye fly into the UK to embark on a similar journey of cultural discovery here in Bristol.
Check out our social media page for regular updates and look out for announcements of creative content to be screened/performed or shared at Afrika Eye Festival 2018.
“Dakar seems vibrant, appealing, colourful and it’s my first time going to Africa! To be placed in such a dynamic and exciting city is going to bring me nothing but inspiration and creativity.”
“Music surpasses the boundaries of languages and should make it easier to make a connection between the two cities.” Pierre Niyongira
Full article in Bristol Magazine