Third Casa África Film Festival

From 11 to 17 November 2017 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Muestra de cine Casa África. Del 7 al 10 de noviembre 2019 en Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
This Third Casa África Film Festivalaims to promote and strengthen the public’s knowledge of contemporary African works, not only in terms of aesthetics and content, but also in its analytical dimension, in order to make audiences aware of the cultural diversity of the African continent. We aim to break any simplification or stereotype about Africa which might still be in place in our collective imagination, in order to understand the role of the seventh art and of African audio-visual productions both in Africa today and in the globalized world in which we live.

This year the Festival, which will continue to be free and open to all, will be held at two venues in the capital of Gran Canaria:

  • On 11 and 12 November at the Elder Museum of Science and Technology, in the framework of WOMAD Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • From 13 to 17 November at the Casa de Colón

The main objective of this project is to further strengthen film as an educational tool which can raise awareness about relevant social issues in Africa and in Spain. Therefore, new to this year’s Film Festival there’s an educational section which will take place each morning and offer educational sessions for schools through screenings of appropriate films and lively discussions focused on the values ​​of cultural diversity, cooperation and solidarity.

If you like Africa and you like film, don’t miss this opportunity to discover and analyze the latest films made in Africa. A selection of bold and innovative titles that tell their own political, social, human, romantic, ironic or funny stories. They make up a kaleidoscope of films from all corners of the continent, told by African directors from countries including South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Equatorial Guinea, Senegal, Lesotho and Mauritius.

The programme of screenings and meetings, which includes short films, feature films and documentaries, is given below:

SATURDAY 11

  • 11:30 a.m. Marathon of short films presented by Mane Cisneros, director of the Festival of African Cinema of Tarifa and Tangier (FCAT):
    • Reluctantly Queer, by Adoma Akosua Owusu (Fiction | USA and Ghana | 2016 | 8’| b&w | English | Subtitles in Spanish)
    • Lokoza, by Isabelle Mayor and Zee Ntuli (Fiction | France, South Africa and Switzerland | 2016 | 17’ | Colour | Zulu | Subtitles in Spanish)
    • Une place dans l'avion, by Khadidiatou Sow (Fiction | Senegal | 2016 | 16’ | Colour | Wolof | Subtitles in Spanish)
    • La laine sur le dos, by Lotfi Achour (Fiction | France and Tunisia | 2016 | 15’ | Colour | Arabic and French | Subtitles in Spanish)
    • Nyo vweta nafta, by Ico Costa (Experimental | Mozambique and Portugal | 2017 | 22’ | Colour | Gitonga, shitsua and Portuguese | Subtitles in Spanish)
    • Facing the wall, by Alamork Davidian (Fiction | Ethiopia and Israel | 2016 | 26’ | Colour | Amárico | Subtitles in Spanish)
    • Quatta (CEIBA 2017 Award in FECIGE), by Paulo César Nsue Nnang (Fiction | Equatorial Guinea | 2016 | 21’ | Colour | Pichi | Subtitles in Spanish)
  • 6:00 p.m. Lokoza, by Isabelle Mayor and Zee Ntuli (Fiction | France, South Africa and Switzerland | 2016 | 17’ | Colour | Zulu | Subtitles in Spanish)
  • 6:20 p.m. Wallay, by Berni Goldblat (Fiction | Burkina Faso, France and Qatar | 2017 | 84’ | Colour | French and diola | Subtitles in Spanish)

SUNDAY 12

  • 12:00 midday I Love Kuduro: from Angola to the World, by Mário Patrocínio (Documentary | Angola and Portugal | 96’ | Colour | Subtitles in Portuguese, English and Spanish)
  • 6:00 p.m. Félicité, by Alain Gomis (Fiction | Germany, Belgium, France, Lebanon and Senegal | 2017 | 123’ | Colour | Lingala | Subtitles in Spanish)

MONDAY 13

  • 7:00 p.m. Nirin, by Josua Hotz (Fiction | France and Madagascar | 2015 | 15’ | Colour | Malgache | Subtitles in Spanish)
  • 7:15 p.m. Wùlu, by Daouda Coulibaly (Fiction | France, Mali and Senegal | 2016 | 95’ | Colour | Bambara and French | Subtitles in Spanish)

The Film Forums on Saturday, Sunday and Monday will be energised by Mane Cisneros, director of the Festival of African Cinema of Tarifa and Tangier (FCAT)

TUESDAY 14

  • 7:30 p.m. Los párpados cerrados de Centroáfrica, by Alfredo Torrescalles (Documentary | Spain | 2016 | 71’ | Colour | French, Sango and Spanish | Subtitles in English, French and Spanish)
  • 8:45 p.m. Film Forum with Diana Muñoz, distribution manager of Fascina Producciones

WEDNESDAY 15

  • 10:00 midday Screening for secondary schools. Theme: Current African history, politics and societies. Los párpados cerrados de Centroáfrica will be screened, followed by a debate led by Diana Muñoz, head of distribution of Fascina Producciones
  • 7:00 p.m. Kindil El Bahr by Damien Ounouri (Fiction | Algeria, United States and Kuwait | 2016 | 40’ | Colour | Arabic | Subtitles in Spanish)
  • 7.45 p.m Maman Colonelle, by Dieudo Hamadi (Documentary | France and Democratic Republic of the Congo | 2017 | 72’ | Colour | Lingala, Swahili and French | Subtitles in Spanish)
  • Followed by a Film Forum with Teodoro Bondyale, who is a representative of the Federation of African Associations in the Canary Islands (FAAC)

FRIDAY 17

  • 10:30 midday Screening for secondary schools. Theme: HIV AIDS. After the screening of the documentary, there will be a Film Forum led by Teodoro Bondyale, who is a representative of the Federation of African Associations in the Canary Islands (FAAC). The Pan-African Express, by Kurt Orderson (Documentary | South Africa | 2010 | 39’) will be shown

For more information (technical details, synopsis, trailers of the films, map of how to get to the venues, etc.) visit the section of the website devoted to this Third Casa África Film Festival

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