CANBERRA’s 2013 African Film Festival opens tonight at the newly refurbished Tuggeranong Arts Centre, presented in association with the African Diplomatic Women’s Group.The Botswanan film “Four Thirty” has been selected to open the festival. A fast paced production by 32-year old director Ndinaya Chengeta, it focuses on teenagers from different backgrounds and their life changing experiences between a period of 12 hours that goes from 4:30pm, when they leave school, until 4:30am, when the night concludes in tragedy.
The opening ceremony will be held at 6.30pm tonight, October 23. Festival spokesperson Ms Wame Dechambenoit, counsellor at the High Commission of Botswana said, “From drama to comedy, this year’s festival presents films that offer an insight into the vibrancy and complexities of the African continent. We are happy to showcase films that are not part of the regular commercial circuit in Australia.”
2013 African Film Festival, at Tuggeranong Arts Centre, October 23-28, entry by $5 voluntary contribution, bookings to 6293 1443. For all details visit www.tuggeranongarts.com
October 23 – 7.30PM BOTSWANA – “Four Thirty”
October 24 – 7.00PM KENYA – “Umoja – No men allowed”
October 25 – 7.00PM NIGERIA – “The Narrow Path”
October 26 – 4.00PM SOUTH AFRICA – “Labola”
October 27 – 4.00PM ZIMBABWE – “The Gentleman”
October 28 – 7.00PM TUNISIA – “É Viva lé Cinema”.