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African Film Festival Wellington

This festival is all about overturning racial stereotypes and informing the public about the everyday realities of life in Africa.
By Bronte Stevenson
May 03, 2019
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African Film Festival Wellington

This festival is all about overturning racial stereotypes and informing the public about the everyday realities of life in Africa.
By Bronte Stevenson
May 03, 2019
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In New Zealand, we love supporting talented creatives in film. This festival is no different. The African Film Festival (AFFNZ) is coming to Wellington for its third year. The festival dedicates itself to enhancing the understanding of African culture through film, while slashing stereotypes. The films challenge any cliches of African culture, while consequently creating a platform for African filmmakers in New Zealand to broadcast their talent.

AFFNZ gives New Zealand audiences a chance to visit Africa's rich heritage. With the notion to inform, the bold lineup includes 19 films, spanning across a multitude of genres. Anticipated films include Yomeddinethe tale of a man in an Egyptian desert who decides to go in search of his roots; Keteke, a story of a young couple in the 80s dealing with the rail service system as (very) soon-to-be parents; and Supa Modo, which circulates a terminally ill nine-year-old girl's dream of being a super hero. The films promise an honest look at African culture, while entangling the notion of hope across the screen.

The festival begins as of Wednesday, 22 May, and runs until Sunday, 26 May at the Embassy Cinema. For more information, such as screening times, tickets and the full lineup of films, visit the festival website.

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