The Australian Festival of African Film Brisbane Launch May 12 2018
Kyeema Foundation has teamed up with the Australian Festival of African Film (AFAF) to celebrate the diverse stories and communities on the continent. The motivation for AFAF is to inspire an Australian community to understand the real Africa through quality film. This launch event for the Brisbane community will be a not to miss celebration at the iconic Princess Theatre in Woolloongabba.
“The event will tell stories of the challenges and opportunities facing different African communities and of the Australian-African diaspora experience. The continent has diverse stories to tell and they may not be the stories you might expect.” Janelle Meager AFAF festival director.
+ Documentaries and short films directed by emerging African and African-Australian filmmakers.
+ Australian premiere of ‘Kateke’ by Ghanaian director Peter Sedufia.
+ Discussion panel on the ‘Challenges and opportunities and opportunities facing marginalized communities’– with filmmakers, community advocates, academics and journalists including special guest Professor Peter Greste (UNESCO Chair of Journalism and Communication, UQ School of Communication and Arts).
+ Music and fashion celebrations from local African communities
+ In-language audience interviews
+ African food buffet by Mu’ooz
Ikal Angelei, the Kenyan environmentalist and politician who created ‘Friends of Lake Turkana’, a community action group to act as a voice to the hundreds of thousands of lives in Lake Turkana (Kenya) and the Omo River Valley (Ethiopia) that will be negatively impacted by the Gabe III dam construction.
Join us at the Princess Theatre on Saturday 12 May 2018.
“This is our chance to tell the stories of communities in Africa we work with. Local solutions are the key to addressing the challenges of food and livelihoods insecurity. We hope the event inspires meaningful cross-cultural exchange and serves as a celebration of all that Africa has to offer.” Celia Grenning, CEO Kyeema Foundation.
The event is proudly supported by Jonathan Sri, Councillor for the Gabba Ward. It will be a fundraiser for the work of Kyeema Foundation in Africa and the future of the festival in cities and regional towns around Australia. If you are a lover of film and the African continent, we invite you to join us.
Tickets available @ https://www.humanitix.com/event/afaffilmfest/
For more information please visit @AFAFfilmfest on facebook, twitter and Instagram
Bheshu and wife, a couple from Swaziland featured in the documentary ‘Unfair Game’ which explores the wildlife conservation management versus livelihoods/human rights conflicts playing out in many places in Africa.