African films screen in Cape Town


Several African films are screening until 13 October as part of the African Creative
Economy Conference in Cape Town.

Titles include Karamoja Joint (Uganda, 2011), a dance workshop film directed by
Zafurula and Abdul Kinyenya. During a three-week stay in the Karamoja region with the
International Organisation for Migration, Abdul Kinyenya gave dance workshops for
youths in the districts of Abim, Amudat, Kotido and Nakapiripiriti.

Melting Justice (DRC, 2013), directed by Petna Ndaliko Katondolo, is a meditation on
agency versus voyeurism that poses challenging questions about the passive
consumption of spectacle and how it fuels a global consensus of silence. Also from the
DRC is Congo in Four Acts, directed by Dieudo Hamadi, Divita wa Lusala and Kiripi
Katembo Siku.

Two Cameroonian films are also screening. The President, directed by Jean-Pierre Bekolo
who is in attendance, and Sisters in Law, directed by Kim Longinotto and Florence Ayisi.

Korkor Amarteifio, chairperson of the Arterial Network (6-9 October 2013), described
the African Creative Economy Conference, which ran from 6 to 9 October, as “a unique
empowering opportunity that provided a cutting-edge exchange of information and
innovative ideas’.


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