Film screenings as part of WOMAD Cáceres 2019

From Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 May 2019. In the Filmoteca de Extremadura
Ciclo de cine en el marco del WOMAD Cáceres 2019. Del jueves 9 al domingo 12 de mayo de 2019

The WOMAD Cáceres festival, taking place from Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 May 2019, is now in its 28th year and its venerable age doesn’t detract in the slightest from the quality of the many activities taking place on the various stages around this historic city: concerts, workshops, film screenings, literary recitals, exhibitions, global market stalls, food from around the world, etc...

Africa will once again have a presence at this international event, as it is such an essential element of the concept of world music. Among artists from Argentina, USA, France, Turkey and Spain, we’ll hear the sound of rhythms from Togo, Morocco and Mauritius.

This year, Casa África and the Filmoteca de Extremadura once again join forces to offer the WOMAD Film Festival and bring new examples of African cinema to screens in Cáceres.

It is a free film festival that encompasses a range of different social, political and musical themes and takes place on the screens of the Filmoteca de Extremadura: in Cáceres (Rincón de la Monja, 6) and in Mérida (Plaza Santo Domingo, 1). As in previous years, the films screened in 2019 have been subtitled into Spanish by Casa África:

  • Thursday 9 May 
    • 6:30pm Cáceres Maputo. Etnografía de una ciudad dividida / Ethnography of a divided city, by João Graça and Fábio Ribeiro
      A documentary about the city of Maputo and the social divisions between the suburbs and the “cement city”. This documentary took a participative approach, with characters from different neighbourhoods showing us contemporary Maputo from their viewpoints.
    • 8:30pm Mérida Sew the winter to my skin, by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka
      For decades, John Kepe, the “Samson of the Boschberg Mountains”, lived by stealing from the 1950s white South African colonial farmers. He also shared his ill-gotten gains with the indigenous population of that time. He avoided capture for 12 years and his actions earned him the title of hero from some and bandit from others. 
  • Friday 10 May | 6:00pm Cáceres
    Twaaga, by Cédric Ido
    Burkina Faso, 1985. Manu is an eight-year-old boy who has no friends. He therefore follows his older brother, Albert, and his two friends, Kaboré and Ibou, everywhere. Manu discovers that Albert has gone to see a religious teacher to make himself invincible. This leads Manu to believe that there are magical powers in real life that can rival those of the superheroes whose adventures he reads about every week in comics.
  • Friday 10 May | 6:30pm Cáceres
    The African who wanted to fly, by Samantha Biffot
    Today he is the star of dozens of Kung Fu films and works behind the camera with Jackie Chan’s team. But how did Luc Bendza, born in a small town in Gabon, become a master of Kung Fu, an art with no history of African participants? This is the story of a boy who wanted to fly like Chinese martial arts experts, and was so passionate that he took control of his own destiny and entered the legendary Shaolin Temple at the age of 15. His story began when was 10 years old and he started shooting his own Kung Fu films with his friends in the streets of Koulamoutou.
  • Saturday 11 May | 12:00 midday Cáceres
    • Sew the winter to my skin, by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka
      For decades, John Kepe, the “Samson of the Boschberg Mountains”, lived by stealing from the 1950s white South African colonial farmers. He also shared his ill-gotten gains with the indigenous population of that time. He avoided capture for 12 years and his actions earned him the title of hero from some and bandit from others.

 
 
 
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