On Tuesday 12th November, the 2013 edition of the African Film Festival AFRIKAMERA based in Berlin will open for almost a week of screening and events ! Entitled Re-imagining Africa, the festival focuses on issues, perspectives and Utopias of Contemporary African Cinemas.
The theme of emigration and identity runs like a red thread through African film. The film program, curated as a cooperation between AFRIKAMERA – AKTUELLES KINO AUS AFRIKA and FESPACO, presents, alongside classics of the genre, such as GITO THE UNGRATEFUL (16.11.), newer movies on the subject, like ESPOIR VOYAGE (16.11.). Here the Burkinean director Michel K. Zongo embarks on a personal search for traces of his older brother Joanny, who tried his luck in the Ivory Coast, and vanished there.
Beside the film programs Saturday (16.11.) will be dedicated to the full-day symposium “The Art of Collaboration”. Invited are people from the cultural sector, politics, media and civil society, who deal with the developments on the African continent and support them: creative people, journalists and NGO members, as well as representatives from the participating film schools and film festivals. The discussion will touch on new models and routes for the partnership cooperation between people engaged in film production in Germany and African countries, as well as how the film medium can be instrumental in generating new commitment for German-African cooperations.
AFRIKAMERA 12- 17 November 2013
Potsdamer Straße 2,