If you’re a fan of thought provoking, inspiring and original filmmaking, then you won’t want to miss this!
We are delighted to announce that Tŷ Pawb has been selected as one of the venues to host a film for the 2018 Watch Africa: Wales African Film Festival.
The festival celebrates the best of African cinema.
Launched in 2013, it provides a platform for African films, art and culture in Wales. It brings a wide-range of films covering areas across the continent, as well as engaging and interactive activities and events related to the festival.
So what’s coming to Wrexham?
As part of the festival Tŷ Pawb will be showing the critically acclaimed, multi award winning film, I Am Not A Witch (2017), written and directed by Rungano Nyoni.
Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp in the middle of a desert.
At the camp she takes part in an initiation ceremony where she is shown the rules surrounding her new life as a witch. Like the other residents, Shula is tied to a ribbon which is attached to a coil that perches in a large tree. She is told that should she ever cut the ribbon, she’ll be cursed and transformed into a goat.
A Q&A session will follow the screening, featuring Fadhili Maghila – who will talk about African cinema and Norbert Mputu – who will be discussing the theme of witchcraft.
A celebration of filmmaking
Tŷ Pawb’s Creative Director, Jo Marsh, said: “We are delighted to have been selected as one of the venues for this wonderful festival, celebrating African film, art and culture in Wales. It’s a great example of the kind of diverse cultural offering that Tŷ Pawb is able to bring to Wrexham and we are very proud to be able to present the film and host what promises to be a fascinating conversation to follow.”
How to get involved
- I Am Not A Witch will be shown at 6.30pm on Saturday, September 1.
- Tickets are £3.75.
- Click here to purchase your tickets in advance.
- For more information contact Tŷ Pawb on 01978 292144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Watch Africa: Wales African Film Festival, visit their website.
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