Chapter, the multi-artform contemporary arts venue based in Cardiff, has announced the online ‘Bringing Africa to Wales’ Film Festival, presented by Watch-Africa Cymru on 19th – 28th of February 2021.
Birthed eight years ago in South Wales, Watch-Africa Cymru is Wales’ Annual African Film Festival. The festival provides a platform for African films, art and culture in Wales, celebrating the best of African cinema whilst running engaging, interactive activities and events. Watch-Africa Cymru provides a platform for works by African, African diasporas, Welsh and international directors and artists who bring fresh perspectives on African economic, social, political and cultural life. “As we anticipate showcasing another year of the best of African culture through the art of cinema, we look forward to the authentic cultural exchanges that arise from crossing borders through these trans-national collaborations,” said Watch-Africa Cymru.
This year’s very special ninth edition, ‘Bringing Africa to Wales’, will take place on the 19th – 28th of February. With thanks to supporters Ffilm Cymru and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Watch-Africa Cymru has curated an exciting programme, which will be hosted online, mostly by Chapter. The festival will showcase ten intriguing films, live Q&As with Directors, Casts and Experts, and will present engaging workshops specially arranged to complement the films (including a workshop on African Folklore). “There are some real treats in store: documentaries from Wales-based filmmakers, social commentary, comedy, classics and some of the most beautiful photography you’ll see this year. Don’t miss your chance to experience these wonderful films and to see a bit of the world that is unavailable to us at the moment,” said Claire Vaughan, Chapter’s Cinema Programme Manager.
Tickets for Watch-Africa Cymru’s ‘Bringing Africa to Wales’ Film Festival are on sale now. Each film is available to purchase and stream on the Chapter Player. To register your interest for the workshops and Q&As, visit the Watch-Africa Cymru website. For full details, the festival programme and to book tickets, visit the Chapter website.