A South African coming of age story set in 1989, when the struggle against apartheid reached its peak. Otelo Burning follows a group of township kids discovering the joys of surfing. Described as City of God meets Blue Crush next week the film is showing in venues across London. There will be panel discussions, school and university screenings and the three showings will include music events.
Tuesday 16th: UK Special Screening and Q&A
Cinema screening followed by Q&A with the Director Sara Belcher
Venue: Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley, 52 High Road, London N2 9PJ
Wednesday 17th: Panel Discussion: Taking African films to new markets. Followed by screening.
Leading industry professionals will discuss the distribution possibilities emerging for African films in the UK. Followed by showing of Otleo Burning
Venue: Ingenious Media, 15 Golden Square, London W1F 9JG
Friday 19th: Birkbeck Cinema Screening and Q&A
Screening of Otelo Burning followed by Q&A with the film’s director Sara Belcher
Venue: Birkbeck Cinema, 41 Gordon Square (use entrance at 43 Gordon Square), Birkbeck, Univeristy of London, London WCTH 0PD
Saturday 20th: Horse Hospital Screening followed by DJ night
Unique venue in the heart of Bloomsbury will provide the space for a screening of Otelo Burning followed by African music and dance.
Venue: The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 1HX