Negative perceptions faced by Africans were challenged thanks to a powerful performance by Huda from Voices of Colour. Other highlights included a knock out Spoken word response to short film ‘Black as Me’ by slam poet champion Anisa Nandaula and a rap response to ‘Grey Bull’ by Patrick Oroma.
After the films ‘Unfair Game: The politics of poaching’ and ‘Sea Change’, the films Producer Hosea Jemba and community advocate Ikal Angelei Skyped in to the larger-than-life panel. We were fortunate to have many academic voices attend the discussion about the films, but unfortunate that there was not enough time to accommodate everyone’s responses adequately.
We wound down into the second session with Ghanian feature film ‘Keteke’ by Peter Sedufia and the night ended with an after party by Ethiopian born Izrael the DJ.
Thanks again to our sponsors – this event wouldn’t have been possible without you!
For future events we’d like to show films from an African perspective by majority African film makers across a range of themes and genres, selected by a burgeoning and diverse curatorial team.
On behalf of the AFAF team across Melbourne, Brisbane, Ghana and Nigeria, thank you for being part of this exciting journey to showcase African talent and encourage diversity in the Australian media.