In a little under two months time Lausanne’s Cinémathèque will play host to the 11th annual African Film Festival. Fiction as well as documentary films by directors from all over the continent will take centre stage over the four days of the festival, with a retrospective on humour and satire in partnernship with the Cinémathèque Suisse and carte blanche given to the recent Nollywoodweek Film Festival Paris. Also on the program are a live Afrosoul music night, an art exhibition, and a series of debates and roundtable discussions with the directors on this year’s theme – journey.
The theme of journey will be explored through the different films socially, culturally, artistically, musically and/or politically, reflecting the pluralism of the amalgam that is Africa. Once again, this year’s festival is an invitation to discover the vitality and diversity of African culture, its multiple routes and works of varied backgrounds; an opportunity for the public to experience and interpret a wide array of images, to tame them, to give them meaning, with the sole aim of discovery and pleasure.
The full program for this year’s festival, which will take place from 18-21 August, will be released on 26 July. For more information, visit the website : http://www.cine-afrique.ch/