Film Africa Presents Trailblazing African Women – Asni: Courage Passion & Glamour in Ethiopia
A documentary about the extraordinary artist, Asnaketch Worku, who is as much a cultural icon to Ethiopians as Billie Holiday is to Americans and Edith Piaf to the French. Asnaketch lived her life on the edge of her artistry, over the edge of her passions. She brought high standards to theatre and excitement to music in conservative Ethiopia through the 1950s and ’60s. Her gift and transparent nature made her infectious to audiences not only in Ethiopia but also around the world.
Film Africa is the Royal African Society’s annual festival celebrating the best cinema from Africa and its Diaspora. The 2016 festival will take place at venues across London from 28 October to 6 November, showcasing the latest feature, documentary and short films from Africa and its Diaspora, as well as a host of special events, including director Q&As, industry insights, parties, family fun and live music.