Commemorating 130 Years of Anti-Colonial Resistance in Cameroon

Anti-colonial resistance in Cameroon has not started with Rudolf Duala Manga Bell in 1914, as is often written, but with Kum'a Mbape (Lock Priso) in August 1884. Lock Priso has thus waged a fierce resistance from the very beginning of colonial occupation until the departure of the Germans from Cameroonian soil. The protest telegram of Cameroonian Kings against their expropriation which was addressed to the German Chancellor Bethmann Holweg on the 24 Novembre 1913 is signed by the following Kings « Bell, Akwa, Deido, Kum’a Mbape ». In 2014, it will be 130 years that Lock Priso has claimed the independence of his territory as the basis of peace and development. Through a series of articles in the late Pius Njawe's Le Messager, AfricAvenir is commemorating 130 years of anti-colonial resistance.

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Cooperation: Screening of "Behind the Rainbow", 29 August 2014, 8pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma are the most prominent figures in the ANC. In exile they were brothers in arms, and during Mandela’s presidency they worked together to build an antiracist state. Today they are bitter enemies. Jihan El-Tahri examines the... |+| read article

Cooperation: Screening of "Layla Fourie", 30 August 2014, 6pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

A single mother gets a job in a lie-detector company and hopes all will be better for herself and her son. When she hits a man with her car and flees the scene, she soon finds herself trapped in a fatal net of lies and guilt. A thriller which ponders South... |+| read article

Cooperation: Screening of "Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me", 30 August 2014, 8pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Khalo Matabane questions his childhood hero, Nelson Mandela, pictures of whom were officially forbidden at the time. Although raised to idealize Mandela without reservation, the filmmaker finds himself faced with ever greater doubt. Did Mandela’s policy of... |+| read article

Cooperation: Concert by "Nozinja (Shangaan Electro)", 30 August 2014, 10pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Shangaan Electro, the electronic dance sensation that grew around extravagant producer and entertainer Nozinja has long enjoyed something of a cult status—and not only in “Joburg.” The musical styles of the Tsonga are brought up to 180 bpm and combined with a... |+| read article

Cooperation: Screening of "A Long Night's Journey Into Day", 31 August 2014, 5pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

The Oscar-nominated directors depict four cases from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission implemented between 1996 and 1998 as a part of the government’s conciliatory policies. ‘Black’ and ‘white’ perpetrators come face to face with victims and survivors.... |+| read article

Namibian Premiere: "Felix" by Roberta Durrant, Saturday, 30 August, 19h00, Goethe-Centre Windhoek

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Commemorating the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s freedom and democracy since the first democratic elections on 27 April 29914, AfricAvenir Windhoek and the South African High Commission present the screening of the feel-good movie “Felix”, directed by... |+| read article

Cooperation: Screening of "Africa Shafted: Under One Roof", 31 August 2015, 7pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

A number of short stories from the elevator in Johannesburg’s largest apartment building, Ponte City, which houses 4,400 occupants from all over Africa on 54 floors. Filmed over five years during the time preceding the tenants’ eviction and up until one month... |+| read article

Cooperation: Screening of "Skoonheid/Beauty", 31 August 2014, 8.15 pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

François is a conservative and nationalistic macho from the ‘white’ middle-class. He’s completely numb—to everything. When young Christian enters his life, François’ suppressed homosexuality erupts in compulsion and violence. Director: Oliver... |+| read article

AfricAvenir presents Inspiring Young Imaginations: Screening of “Izulu Lami (My Secret Sky)”, 06 September 2014, 10:00, Cinema FNCC

Within the film series "Inspiring Young Imaginations – African Films for Children and Youth", AfricAvenir and FNCC proudly present the movie "Izulu Lamy (My Secret Sky)”. Filmed in eThekweni and based on the experiences of the... |+| read article

Exceptional Screening: "Machuca" by Andres Wood, Tue 9 September, 18h30, FNCC

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On Tuesday, 9 September, 18h30, AfricAvenir & the FNCC present the award winning MACHUCA (Chile 2004), in Windhoek, Namibia. Considered to be among the Top-Twenty of Great Latin American Cinema of the last 20 years, Andres Wood’s... |+| read article

Namibian Theatre and Film Awards 2014: Submissions to be made until 12 September 2014

The Filmmakers Association of Namibia (FAN), in co-operation with the Namibia Film Commission (NFC)  and the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) calls out for Namibian filmmakers to submit their work to the Namibian Theatre and Film Awards 2014 - the third... |+| read article

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