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Galway - Event Notice
Thursday January 01 1970
8th Galway African Film Festival
arts and media |
Tuesday May 12, 2015 17:37 by Joanna Kasinska - VisionFish
Visit us for an amazing weekend of cinema!
VisionFish would like to invite you to 2015 Galway African Film Festival. It's the 8th year that we're having the festival and we're aiming to highlight different perspectives of African film and culture.
It runs from Friday May 22-24th. There are films and shorts to suit everyone. This wonderful FREE weekend of cinema, will be hosted in the heart of the city by the Huston Film School. We kick off the show on Friday 22nd May and would very much welcome you to join us for the opening film & a glass of wine at 5.30 pm.
Sneak Peak GAFF2015 video https://youtu.be/yN1KDIjWpQ4
VisionFish is a voluntary non profit educational organisation based in Galway City
The 8th Galway African Film Festival takes place this May 22nd to 24th!
The 8th Galway African Film Festival (GAFF), a local event with a global flair, is back offering a unique opportunity for film lovers to view high quality films not usually available in Ireland. And all for free.
Taking place May 22nd to May 24th (Friday, Saturday & Sunday), the film festival is delighted to again be able to avail of the screening facilities at the Huston School of Film & Digital Media. For the past 7 years, GAFF has been screening African films highlighting the diversity and versatility of this continent; and this year the programme includes films from Uganda, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Morocco, Mali and Rwanda.
The Festival will open with The Road We Travel, aShort Film by UK based Aidan Belizaire. The film tells a lovely story of friendshipdespite differences in culture,religion and race, and helps to show how cross cultural relationships can change your life for the better. It will be followed by Miners Shot Down (Rehad Desai, South Africa 2014) which has won a number of awards at Human Rights Film Festivals around the world as well as the Jury Award for Best South African Documentary at the Durban International Film Festival, Best Documentary at FESPACO 2015, and the Audience Prize at the Black Movie Film Festival in Geneva 2015. This campaigning film aims to tell a different story of the miners' strike in South Africa. The first day of the festival will close with Soleils(Directors: Olivier Delahaye&DaniKouyaté, Burkina Faso / France 2013). Funny and thrilling, in parts love story in parts philosophical tale, this film embraces the importance of universal wisdom with a touch of magic that will stay with you for the night.
We will have a great start on Saturday with Lantanda(GorkaGamarra, Guinea Bissou / Basque Country 2014)a story of music, the right to use one’s own language, and associated challenges, accompanied by a fantastic soundtrack - it’s a festival must-see. The North of Africa will be represented by nostalgic Adios Carmen(Mohamed Amin Benamraouri, Morocco 2013) where historic events will be meshed with a Moroccan version of Romeo and Juliet.
An interesting documentary, especially for the lively Galway music scene, is Sunday’s The Last Song Before The War (KileyKraskouskas, Mali / USA 2013) with amazing performancesat Mali’s 'Festival in the Desert' and the Festival’s struggle to survive the country’s political, economic and religious issues. GAFF are also proud to be able to screenDrexciya (Simon Rittmeier, Germany / Burkina Faso 2012), a short film that will turn your world up side down. The grand finale of 8th Galway African Film Festival is Things of the Aimless Wanderer(Kivu Ruhorahoza, Rwanda / UK 2014) by theaward winning director Kivu Ruhorahoza,whoimpresses with loosely connected narrative shards based around relations between “locals” and Westerners.
Places are limited and strictly on a first come first served basis - so make sure you do not miss this extraordinary film experience.
For more information on listings and times, and to download your very own festival brochure, seewww.galwayafricanfilmfestival.org