Special: Anti-Racism Movements – Screening of Marches for Freedom & The Marchers, Wed, 15 October 2014, 20h00, Hackesche Höfe Kino

Inspired and influenced by the nonviolent protests led by Gandhi and Martin Luther King, French activists held the March for Equality and Against Racism in 1983, mobilizing more than 100,000 people upon their arrival in Paris and taking a visible stand against racism.

Thirty years later, AfricAvenir and the Initiative of Black People in Germany (called ISD) are now co-hosting a film night on 15 October in Berlin around the theme of anti-racism movements in France and the United States. The evening will begin with the documentary Marches for Freedom by the French romanticism activist Rokhaya Diallo, followed by the feature film The Marchers by Nabil Ben Yadir, a critically acclaimed cinematic reconstruction of the March for Equality and Against Racism that filled the streets with droves of demonstrators in opposition to explicit and implicit racism in France.

The screenings will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Toumi Djaïdja, initiator of the 1983 march and Rokhaya Diallo, prominent anti-racism activist (moderated by Jamie Schearer of IBPG) as well as a small reception in the cinema lobby.

The events are sponsored by Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service, RLS, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, and the German Foreign Office’s Action Africa program.

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Namibia Tour of Miners Shot Down. Director Rehad Desai & Marikana Miners in Attendance, 1-4. october 2014 in Windhoek, Arandis and Swakopmund

AfricAvenir, Independence Avenue Films, and Uhuru Productions will bring the South African award winning film about the real events of Marikana, Miners Shot Down to the Erongo region. Co-funded by the NFVF and the DTI, this South African documentary... |+| read article

Lust auf Theater? Afro-Deutsche/ Schwarze deutsche Jugendliche gesucht!

theater

Nach dem erfolgreichen Jugendtheaterprojekt "HOMO SAPIENS" startet demnächst ein neues Theaterprojekt, hierfür werden afro-deutsche/ schwarze deutsche Jugendliche gesucht, die Spaß auf der Bühne haben und gemeinsam Theater, afro-deutsche... |+| read article

Prince Kum'a Ndumbe III: Déclaration Solennelle sur le Tangué de Kum’a Mbape Bell (Lock Priso)

déclaration solennelle sur le tangué

Déclaration Solennelle du Prince Kum'a Ndumbe III sur le Tangué de Kum’a Mbape Bell (Lock Priso), dérobé dans son palais à Hickory Town (Bonabéri) le 22 décembre 1884 et mis en otage au Völkerkunde Museum (Musée Ethnographique) de Munich/Allemagne. Réponse... |+| read article

Kooperation: "Nairobi Heat" Lesung mit Mukoma Wa Ngugi, 20. September 2104, 21-23 Uhr

Ein Professor aus Kenia wird des Mordes an einer Amerikanerin verdächtigt. Es stellt sich heraus, dass er einer der Helden im Kampf gegen den Völkermord in Ruanda war. Der ermittelnde Kommissar fliegt nach Nairobi, um einer Spur nachzugehen, und gerät in die... |+| read article

Re-Screening: AfricAvenir Windhoek presents the South African feature “Of Good Report” with actress Lee-Ann van Rooi in attendance. Wednesday, 25 September 2014 at 7.15 pm at the Goethe-Centre Windhoek

Due to public demand, AfricAvenir will re-screen the South African feature film “Of Good Report”. Actress Lee-Ann Van Rooi (Of Good Report, Shirley Adams), who plays the investigating Police officer in the film, will attend the screening.  Of Good... |+| read article

AfricAvenir presents Film-Matinée of African films for children and youth, 26-27 September 2014

The 1st EcoKids Film Festival will be taking place on 26-27 September in Windhoek. During the two days, Film and Environmental training workshops will take place at several venues in and around Windhoek. The theme... |+| read article

Namibian Premiere of "Dakar Trottoirs", Saturday, 27 September 2014, 19h00, Goethe-Centre Windhoek

AfricAvenir Windhoek invites to the Namibian Premiere of Senegal’s ‘Dakar Trottoirs’ on Saturday, 27 September, 19h00, at the Goethe-Centre Windhoek. Dakar Trottoirs (Sidewalks of Dakar), directed by Hubert Laba... |+| read article

Film: Miners Shot Down, 02 October, 16:00, Human Rights and Documentation Centre (UNAM)

On 02 October, 16:00, at the main UNAM campus, multimedia centre, library building, the Human Rights and Documentation Centre (HRDC) of the UNAM Law Faculty will present jointly with AfricAvenir Windhoek and Independence Avenue Films the South African film... |+| read article

Inspiring Young Imaginations: Screening of “Otelo Burning” on 4 October 2014, 10:00 Cinema FNCC

Within the film series "Inspiring Young Imaginations – African Films for Children and Youth", AfricAvenir and FNCC this month proudly present the movie "Otelo Burning". Shot in Durban and somewhere between City of God and Blue... |+| read article

Namibian Premiere: AfricAvenir and FNCC present "Devil's Lair" by Riaan Hendricks, produced by Namibian Neil Brandt, on Wednesday 8 October 2014, 18h30, at the FNCC

Synopsis: The Devil’s Lair is a complex and nuanced film that asks a very hard question on the relationships between poverty, crime, violence and bonds that bind families together despite the odds. Ageing gangster Braaim is a drug dealer and the... |+| read article

Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF): call for film submission and filmmaking workshop application for its 4th edition, March 2015 (French follows)

The management of Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) whose 4th edition will take place from 17 to March 23, 2015, has decided to open to the call for film submissions in the different competitions of the festival starting from September 1, 2014 until November... |+| read article

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