World Premiere: "Head Gone" (Nigeria, 2014), with Director Dare Fasasi in Attendance, Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 20h00, Hackesche Höfe Kino

As part of our new film series „New Nigerian Cinema“ curated by actor and producer Wale Ojo, AfricAvenir is presenting the World Premiere of the comedy „Head Gone“ in presence of the director Dare Fasasi. The movie will be screened in Nigeria only in December 2014: this means we are privileged to host the first ever public screening! The movie takes an ironic and amused look at the socio-political framework of Nigeria. Rather a satire than a comedy, this work sheds light on existential questions of the human condition. It casts a long pondering look at mental illness and on what we perceive as crazy and what not. Dare Fasasis’ debut as a director boasts an impressive cast list which features some of Nigeria’s finest actors, musicians and comedians. A must see movie!

On a sunny day a bus starts its journey with mentally ill people to a psychiatric hospital. On the other side of the city a gang prepares an armed assault on its clueless victim. Somewhere else a group of prisoners get transferred to another prison. Bizarre and hilarious situations and scenes arise out of the clash of the psychiatry bus with the armed robbers, their victims and the prison transport.

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Dialog Forum with Ciraj Rassool: „Handling restitutions of human remains: The Case of a repatriation from Vienna to Kuruman (South Africa) in 2012”, Monday, 23th June, 7pm, August-Bebel-Institut

AfricAvenir invites you in cooperation with artefakte//Anti-Humboldt and the August-Bebel-Institut on Monday, 23th June, 7pm to a dialog forum with Ciraj Rassool on "Handling resitutions of human remains". Rassool, historian and... |+| read article

Wie lebt es sich in der Öl-Katastrophe Nigerias? BUND Themenabend mit Nnimmo Bassey, Freitag, 20. Juni 2014, 16:30-18:30 Uhr, BUND

nnimmo bassey

Seit Jahrzehnten fördert Shell im Nigerdelta Erdöl - mit katastrophalen Folgen für die Menschen und die Umwelt: das Trinkwasser ist durch Erdöl vergiftet, Felder und Flüsse sind verseucht. Es ist eine der gravierendsten Umweltkatastrophen unserer Zeit. Die... |+| read article

Exposition: "Routes de l’esclavage - Résistants et héros africains en Afrique, en Europe et aux Amériques", 22 mai - 15 juin 2014, Galerie d’Art Contemporain de Yaoundé

exposition "Routes de l’esclavage - Résistants et héros africains en Afrique, en Europe et aux Amériques"

Dans le cadre de la célébration du 20ème anniversaire du projet de l’UNESCO « La route de l’esclave » (1994-2014), Le Bureau Régional et Multisectoriel de l’UNESCO pour l’Afrique Centrale à Yaoundé en partenariat avec la Fondation AfricAvenir... |+| read article

Poetry Performance by Acclaimed Zimbabwean Poet Linda Gabriel (Harare/Johannesburg), Thursday, 12 June 2014, 7 p.m., No Name Bar, Berlin

On Thursday, 12 June 2014 at 7 p.m., Ink Deep and AfricAvenir invite you to a special performance of acclaimed Zimbabwean poet, spoken word artist and MC Linda Gabriel in the framework of the Ink Deep Spoken Words Series at No Name Bar... |+| read article

Cult Movie: “Of Good Report” with Director Jahmil XT Qubeka in Attendance, Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 20h00, Hackesche Höfe Kino

of good report

With director Jahmil Qubeka in attendance, AfricAvenir invites you to the screening of the multi awards winning South African thriller „Of Good Report“ (Xhosa/Sotho/English with English Subtitles) at Hackesche Höfe Kino, on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 at 20h00.... |+| read article

Namibian premiere: “The Hillside Crowd” by Berni Goldblat, Wednesday, 11. June 2014, 18h30, at the FNCC Windhoek

AfricAvenir, in partnership with the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) presents the Namibian premiere of “The Hillside Crowd” by Berni Goldblat, on Wednesday, 11. June 2014, 18h30, at the FNCC, entrance 20,- Nam$. A makeshift... |+| read article

Inspiring Young Imaginations: Once Upon A Time in Africa – Timbuktu, 20 minutes, Saturday, 07 June 2014 at 10 am, FNCC

once upon a time in africa

After the successful launch of the monthly film series "Inspiring Young Imaginations – African Films for Children and Youth", AfricAvenir and the FNCC have formed a partnership with “I am the Key” Kids TV Show and will present the next films as a... |+| read article

"Eine Stadt wie ein Regenbogen" - dritte Studien- und Begegnungsreise zur DAK´ART

babacar mbaye ndaak, dak'art studienreise

Vom 04. bis 16. Mai 2014 veranstaltete AfricAvenir unter der Leitung von Ibou Coulibaly Diop und Usha Ziegelmayer die dritte AfricAvenir Studienreise in den Senegal zur DAK`ART, Biennale für zeitgenössische afrikanische Kunst. 11 Teilnehmende kamen in den... |+| read article

Schulvorführung anlässlich 20 Jahre Demokratie in Südafrika: „Otelo – Der Preis der Freiheit“ (Zulu/Engl. mit dt. UT), Mittwoch, 4. Juni 2014, 10 Uhr, Hackesche Höfe Kino

otelo burning

Aus Anlass von 20 Jahren Demokratie in Südafrika lädt AfricAvenir am Mittwoch, den 4. Juni 2014 um 10 Uhr zu einer Schulvorführung des vielfach preisgekrönten Spielfilms „Otelo - Der Preis der Freiheit“ (Original Zulu/Engl. mit dt.... |+| read article

German Premiere: Storming Papa Doc – The Siege of Haiti’s Casernes Dessalines by Alix Pasquet on July 28 1958 (English movie), in presence of the director Mario Delatour, Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 8 pm, Hackesche Höfe cinema

storming papa doc

With Haitian director Mario Delatour in attendance AfricAvenir, the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti, Art Labour Archives and the Center for Research and Documentation Chile-Latin America e.V. (FDCL ) invite you to the German premiere of the... |+| read article

Cooperation: Crossing the Boundaries of Doubt - Fragmentary narrative from the Global South and North, Live Web-Launch on, 01.06.2014

The art project will be going online on June 1, 2014 and will be celebrated at 7 p.m. on air with a... |+| read article

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