Kyeema Foundation (KYEEMA) and Flying Aya present: Australian Festival of African Film Brisbane Launch and Fundraiser: Films and the African Story.
The event will tell stories of the challenges and opportunities facing different African communities and of the Australian African diaspora experience.
The continent has a lot of stories to tell, and they may not be the stories you might expect. This event has a focus on beautiful, engaging, thought-provoking and empowering messages from around Africa. It will provide a taster of future festivals that will celebrate the diversity of the African film scene and of the continent itself.
The event will run from 4-9pm, with a 1 hour interval for Mu’ooz African buffet. It will include 5 films from 6 countries, representing 4 language groups.
Session 1: 4-7pm (Including interval)
Double bill doco: Sea Change and Unfair Game – The Politics of Poaching by producer/director duo Hosea Jemba (Uganda)/John Antonelli (USA) and panel: Peter Greste, Steven Sam, Edith Kamundi, Seblework Tedesse, Sharon Orapaleng, Joseph Macharia, Robyn Alders, Ikal Angelei, Hammer Zimwinger, Hosea Jemba.
Mu’ooz African buffet
audience film review interviews for AFAF podcast
Session 2: 6-9pm (including interval)
Australian premiere of feature film Keteke by Ghanaian Peter Sedufia
It’s the ‘80s in rural Ghana. Atswei is heavily pregnant and desperate to get to Ateke to deliver her baby. But when she and husband Boi miss the morning train, the only means of transport to the city, the hapless couple are left stranded in the blazing sun with only Boi’s ghetto blaster for encouragement. A madcap race against time follows in this colourful screwball comedy, with a wry but affectionate nod to Ghanaian traditions and gender dynamics. Accra-based band Worlasi provides the kinetic heartbeat to this impressive debut that illustrates Ghana’s vibrant contemporary film scene.