Event Date and time: October 30 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Event website: FILM AFRICA 2016 – THE REVOLUTION WON’T BE TELEVISED
Event cost: £13
Old men who brutally cling to political power has become a recognised feature of African politics. In 2011, when Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade prepared to fight for office yet again, the people grew tired and a youth resistance movement formed on the streets. From it emerged the now infamous ‘Y’en a marre’ (‘We Are Fed Up’). Founded by popular rappers Thiat and Kilifeu, Rama Thiaw joined the movement to document its progress, observing the meetings, protests, concerts, arrests and sheer hard work that eventually led to Wade’s demise. A rousing testament to the power of music to inform and unify a rising youth population across Africa.
Followed by a Q&A with director Rama Thiaw and live music from Keur Gui. The music event is free and will take place Upstairs at the Ritzy – keep hold of your cinema ticket for entry.
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.