Just a quick heads-up about African film screenings taking place at the South London Gallery, every third Friday of each month.
I’m a big fan of the South London Gallery, which has put on some great Africa-related events in the past year or so. Through the South by South programme, the SLG also supports an annual residency for an artist from the global South; or at least it would do, if UK visa applications weren’t so obstructive (Emeka Ogboh was supposed to be in residence right now, but for reasons best known to themselves, the authorities in Lagos denied him the paperwork).
Anyway, back to the films. In the South by South series, the gallery has already shown Abderrahmane Sissako’s moving Bamako, and Djibril Diop Mambety’s La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil (The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun).
Next up on 21 September (7pm, free) is Congolese crime thriller Viva Riva! – apparently it’s booked up online, but there may be tickets available over the phone. More info here.