Our City – Your Eyes
Last year, with the support of the British Council, Afrika Eye 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, they made responses in film and music.
Bristol filmmaker Pierre Niyongira and rapper/songwriter Joel Douglas (aka Splitz P) traveled 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 took place in October 2018 when Senegalese filmmaker Kady Diedhiou and festival event manager Fatou Diabel Mbaye visited the UK to embark on a similar journey of cultural discovery here in Bristol.
We will be screening the film made by Pierre and Splitz P on the SS Great Britain as part of a Senegalese evening of music, food and film. The event is talking place on Monday 4 November and can be booked via the 2019 Programme page of this website.
“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