Event Date and time: November 2 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Event website: ASMARINA – FILM AFRICA 2016
Event cost: £13
Dir. Alan Maglio, Medhin Paolos
Italy. 2015. 69 mins. Italian with English subtitles. N/C 15+
The Eritrean and Ethiopian communities have been present in Italy for at least half a century and have been actively integrated into social and cultural life. Collecting memories from the habesha community in Milan, Asmarina documents the legacy of personal stories, exploring the different shades of identity, migration, and the aspirations of the people. The result is a collective tale which brings to light a postcolonial heritage that has been little scrutinised until now: the everyday stories of those born in Italy, those who have lived there for years, and the refugees who have just arrived.
The screenings will be followed by a Q&A with director Medhin Paolos.
Film Africa is the Royal African Society’s annual festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent. Launched in 2011, Film Africa is now the UK’s largest festival of African film and culture. Every year, Film Africa brings London audiences a core programme of fiction and documentary films alongside a vibrant series of accompanying events, including director Q&As, panel discussions, talks, workshops, master classes, family activities and Film Africa LIVE! music nights.