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Fatoumata Kandé Senghor @ South London Gallery

Fatoumata Kandé Senghor

Coming up this Wednesday is the next installment of South London Gallery’s ‘Contemporary Africa on Screen‘ season – they’re screening Man Kenenki (Me, The Other), by Senegalese artist and feminist activist Fatoumata Kandé Senghor. The film explores ideas of belonging, identity and community, through the story of two brothers who travel between Senegal and America, and is followed by a discussion with the artist.

Wednesday 2nd March, 7pm, FREE

South London Gallery
65 Peckham Road, London

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Imani and others at the BFI London Film Festival


Imani (2010) - dir. Caroline Kamya


Thanks to a tip-off from my friends at African Screens, were I in London during the upcoming 54th BFI London Film Festival, I’d be sure to check out Imani, the debut feature film  from Caroline Kamya, about a day in the life of a former child soldier, a maid and a hip-hop dancer in Kampala. You can read an interview with the director here and find out about screenings here.

Other African film highlights of the festival include:

  • New African Cinema‘: a trio of shorts – The Tunnel, Pumzi and Saint Louis Blues – made through the Africa First mentoring scheme (14/15 Oct)
  • Zimbabwean documentary Shungu: The Resilience of a People (18/19 Oct)
  • Microphone, set in Alexandria’s underground music scene, the second feature from director Ahmad Abdalla after last year’s Heliopolis (18/19/20 Oct)
  • a story of love and war set in Sierra Leone and Nigeria, Relentless (20/21 Oct)
  • a tale of courage in the face of prejudice in a South African community, Life, Above All (26/27 Oct)