Africa Film T&T 2019 to celebrate 5 years with annual festival
This May, Africa Film T&T (AFTT) is set to celebrate five years of showcasing films from the African continent and diaspora.
Led by festival director Asha Lovelace, AFTT is an opportunity to travel through film and explore diverse lives and experiences from Nigeria, Sudan, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Kenya, South Africa, and beyond. There’s a movie for everyone in the line-up: from comedy to drama, action and romance.
“This year, the festival joins countries around the world in commemorating Africa Day, on May 25, and the formation of the historic Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963,” said Lovelace. “AFTT 2019 celebrates these achievements and highlights a wide range of African films emerging from a continent of 54 countries - home to different cultures that have impacted every part of the globe,” she added.
At the Gala Opening Night, on Monday, May 20 at The Central Bank Auditorium, AFTT 2019 will present, 'The Burial of Kojo' by award-winning director, musician and TED Fellow, Blitz the Ambassador; born in Ghana and based in New York. He will also be at the opening.
The week-long festival will also present A day of South African films, on Africa Day, May 25, in collaboration with the South African High Commission of Trinidad and Tobago.
For children, teens and families, AFTT Jr. has grown to include screenings every morning from May 23-26, at the Little Carib Theatre, the main venue of the festival.
The festival closes on Sunday, May 26 with 'My Friend Fela' – a unique picture of the iconic musician and activist Fela Kuti, by Brazilian director and Fela’s official biographer, Joel Zito Araujo, who will be in Trinidad to present the film and conduct a workshop on documentary filmmaking on Friday May 24, 1-3pm.
AFTT always takes film to the community and will stage free family movie nights, at the basketball court, in Never Dirty, Morvant, the Brian Lara Promenade, and Arima’s netball court, on May 10, 17 and 18, respectively.
Don’t miss the exciting AFTT 2019 films from May 20-26, at the Little Carib Theatre. See below and visit africafilmtt.com or call 796-8988 for tickets and more information, follow AFTT2019 on Facebook, Twitter #AFTT17, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFRICA FILM T&T 2019 PROGRAMME
AFTT MOVIE MAXI sponsored by Republic Bank Limited - Power to Make a Difference
Friday, May 10 – Basketball Court, Never Dirty, Morvant
Friday, May 17 – Opposite KFC, Brian Lara Promenade
Saturday, May 18 – Netball Court, Arima
FREE family movie nights at 6:30pm
AFTT GALA OPENING NIGHT
May 20, 7pm- Central Bank Auditorium
Tickets $200, available from Simple Choice Mart on the Cascade Main Road, The National Trust on Sackville St. POS, or by calling 796-8988.
May 21 and 22, 7pm – UWI Film Programme Studio
ODE TO OUEDRAOGO –
A tribute to Burkinabe Filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo
FREE to Public
AFTT MAIN PROGRAMME
May 23-26 – Little Carib Theatre
Tickets cost $50 and are available at the Little Carib box office before the screening
SOUTH AFRICA SHOWCASE
Saturday, May 25; at The Little Carib Theatre 12 noon, 2pm, 8:30pm
In collaboration with the South African High Commission of T&T
AFTT JR. sponsored by Republic Bank Limited- Power to Make a Difference
Thursday, May 23 – Sunday, May 26; 11:00 am Little Carib Theatre –
Children under 16 $20
AFTT CLOSING NIGHT
May 26, 8:00 PM Little Carib Theatre - $50
'My Friend Fela' – Joel Zito Araujo followed by Q&A