A film festival looking at alternative views of the people and continent in films from African directors will take place in Galway this week.
From 24 to 26 May, the Galway One World Centre will host the 6th Galway African Film Festival (GAFF) and screenings include Nigerian film ‘Phone Swap’, Zambian short film ‘Mwansa the Great’, a collaborative documentary from Uganda and the US entitled ‘Call me Kuchu’.
The screenings will take place at the Huston School of Film and Digital Media on Earl’s Island near Galway Cathedral and all are free of charge. The full line-up can be found at www.galwayafricanfilmfestival.org.
This year’s festival will highlight films about finding and creating identity in a variety of familial, social, and political situations. Some will focus on individual adventures, others on the social struggles of ‘otherness’ and the search for recognition.
For more information, call Trisha Buddin or Heike Vornhagen at 091-530590 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.