AfriDocs – Sub-Saharan Africa Broadcast Presents: Film4Climate

By: Lara Preston

As it heats up in the Southern Hemisphere, climate change is starting to be felt. To coincide with COP22 being held in Marrakech, Morocco from 7 – 18 November 2016, AfriDocs presents a selection of shorts about climate action from the recent Film4Climate Global Video Competition.

The Film4Climate Global Video Competition invited filmmakers between the ages of 14-35 years old from all over the world to showcase their talents. The short films will be screened on November 10th. For more information on the project visit https://www.film4climate.net/.

This month also sees award winning films including the highly controversial CITIZENFOURand the BAFTA for Best Documentary Film of 2015, The Act of Killing.

AfriDocs is broadcast every THURSDAY at 19:55 Central African time (GMT + 2) on [ED] DStv Channel 190 & GOtv Channel 65 across sub-Saharan Africa. Repeats on Fridays and Sundays. For all film and scheduling information, visit www.Afridocs.net or www.facebook.com/AfriDocs.

3 November
Martha & Niki | Tora Mkandawire MÃ¥rtens | Sweden | 2015 | 92 min

In 2010, Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos participated in the biggest international Street Dance Competition – Juste Debout in Paris – and won, becoming the first two women to become World Champions of Hip Hop. This film depicts their love of dance, their dedication to each other, and their trials and tribulations as their friendship is put to the test. A dance-lover’s treat, this is a story about desires, yearning, and finding the right path in life, which will appeal to a wide audience.

Tempo Documentary Award, Sweden 2016
10 November
AfriDocs presents a selection of shorts about climate action from the recent Film4Climate Global Video Competition to coincide with COP22 being held in Marrakech, Morocco from 7 – 18 November 2016.

17 November
CITIZENFOUR | Laura Poitras | USA | 2014 | 114 min

CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).

* Best Documentary Feature – Academy Awards 2015

24 November
The Act of Killing | Joshua Oppenheimer | Indonesia | 2015 | 115 min

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in which ever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

BAFTA for Best Documentary Film, 2014

AfriDocs screens every THURSDAY at 19:55 Central African time (GMT + 2) on [ED] DStv Channel 190 & GOtv Channel 65 across sub-Saharan Africa. Repeats on Fridays and Sundays – www.Afridocs.net or www.facebook.com/AfriDocs

You can also follow AfriDocs on twitter: @Afri_Docs

 

Source: mordenghana.com

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