iAfrica Film Festival

Rebranding Africa through the lens of Africans!

The iAfrica Film Festival (iAFF) is being organised by Yangambi. Aim of this event is to create an accessible platform for the general public to have an introduction of what African cinema  has to offer. Yangambi via iAFF tries to ventilate the continuous development of this form of art and the importance African cinema plays in society.

The iAFF is meant as an event welcoming all types of different audiences in which African cinema is shown, highlighting societal issues related to Africa and its diaspora.

The event promises to be exhilarating as it provides visitors a different perspective of how African filmmakers view societal issues in and related to Africa.

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17:00 - 19:00
African Studies Centre Leiden Pieter de la Courtgebouw / Faculty of Social Sciences Wassenaarseweg 52 2333 AK Leiden
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L’Africain qui voulait voler

The film tells the extraordinary destiny of Luc Bendza, a young man in Gabon who dreams of flying like the fighters in the martial arts. He leaves for China in the eighties and makes his dream come true using his strong will and perseverance. Today he is a ‘Wushu’ ...
12:00 -
Foyer

The Black Dutch Project

The Black Dutch Project is artistic project that was born through the collaboration of Yangambi and Basabose Photography. The Black Dutch Project aims at creating an inspiring and positive conversation through portrait photography within our beautiful and diverse society. The Black Dutch Project will be a series of artistic ...
19:10 - 19:40
Korzo zaal
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Afripedia Senegal

The African future is happening now brought on by the shifts in new technology, economic development and global interconnectedness. Africa’s creative movements are stepping onto the global stage. Afripedia is a new five-part documentary series about the generation of rising African creative talents. We see compelling, intimate stories, told ...
19:30 - 20:00
Korzo zaal
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Afripedia Ghana

The African future is happening now brought on by the shifts in new technology, economic development and global interconnectedness. Africa’s creative movements are stepping onto the global stage. Afripedia is a new five-part documentary series about the generation of rising African creative talents. We see compelling, intimate stories, told ...
12:00 - 13:30
Studio
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La sirène de Faso Fani

The Siren of Faso Fani explores the disastrous consequences of global economic policies that are blind to local realities. In 2001, the shutdown of the famous cotton factory in Burkina Faso put hundreds out of work, plunging thousands into poverty. A decade after this economic and social disaster, Michel K. ...
12:00 - 20:30
Foyer
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L’Animation Indépendante Africaine

A fine compilation of animation films from Burundi (2), Democratic Republic of the Congo (6) and Rwanda (1). For young and old.
12:00 - 12:26
Club Korzo
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Le Troisième Vide

Spoken: French. Subtitles: French. When Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Burundi, announces in April 2015 his desire to run for a third term as president, Eddy Munyanez takes his camera to record the reactions of the people: Burundians protest on the streets, many flee the country out of fear for ...
12:00 - 12:04
Foyer
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Black Barbie

A beautiful, poetic animation that explores the filmmakers personal experience with skin color and skin bleaching.
12:30 - 12:41
Club Korzo
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Samedi Cinema

Baba and Sembene are loyal friends who adore watching movies. When the town movie theater is set to close on Saturday, they must work together to raise money by writing letters in their community.
12:44 - 13:00
Club Korzo
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Une Place Dans l’Avion

A radio station announces that a special aircraft to the US is at the disposal of any traveller wishing to emigrate, on demand. But there is a limited number of places. Moussa, who has always dreamt of leaving, decides to set off
13:45 - 15:30
Studio
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Une Révolution Africaine

After 27 years of unchallenged reign over Burkina Faso, president Blaise Compaoré and his government announced on the 21st of October their intention to amend the constitution so that they can stay in power. This led to a wave of protests and objections: streets were being blocked, meetings and ...
13:45 - 15:15
Studio
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Une Démocratie Africaine

Can we talk about democracy in an African kingdom where hereditary kings have succeeded one another since centuries? Is it possible to have a cohabitation between monarchy and democracy? Through a journey at Foumban, in the western region of Cameroon, Pierre Loti Simo explores the history of the kingdom ...
13:45 - 14:15
Club
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A Place For Myself

At a casual elementary school comes a five year old albino girl, Elikia. Due to her skin color her classmates make her realize that her being ‘different’ is more a problem than a special trait…
14:15 - 14:45
Club
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The Suit

Philemon discovers his wife, Matilda, in bed with a lover. The lover flees, leaving behind his suit. Philemon devises a cruel punishment, by forcing Matilda to treat the suit as a guest who must eat with them, go on walks and accompany them to church. The story is a ...
14:45 - 15:15
Club
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Point de Vue

The young king Effoudou is forced to enter the bodies of different women as a spirit. He experiences life from their point of view. His opinion on gender equalities is forever changed.  
15:30 - 17:30
Studio
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Félicité

Félicité is a singer in Kinshasa. She is a single mom and lives alone with Samo, her 16-year-old son. One morning she receives a phone call from the hospital. Her son was involved in a motorcycle accident and is severely injured. He risks losing his leg if Félicité does ...
16:00 - 17:15
Club
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Kati Kati

Kaleche wakes up in the middle of the wilderness, she has no idea how she got there. She is disoriented, but manages to make her way to Kati Kati, a nearby lodge, where she meets a motley crew of residents under the leadership of Thoma. As Kaleche strikes up ...
18:00 - 18:30
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Masterclass Rebranding Africa!

The thematic to be discussed during the masterclass is how art – films – from African filmmakers can be used to change the image of the African continent from the biased perspective of the Western media. Vamba Sherif (novelist, journalist and film critic) will host the masterclass where we will ...
18:30 - 20:30
Club
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The CEO

Five top level staff of a company are selected for a retreat where the new CEO of a global company will be chosen. What starts off as cordial soon goes sour as they attempt to outdo one another to be named The CEO.
18:45 - 20:30
Studio
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Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu

KALUSHI is a true story about a nineteen-year-old hawker, SOLOMON MAHLANGU from the streets of Mamelodi a ghetto township outside Pretoria in South Africa. He is brutally beaten by police. Kalushi goes into exile following the 1976 Soweto uprisings to join the liberation movement. He returns from military training ...
20:30 - 21:30
Bar
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Fredy Massamba

Fredy Massamba  (Congo-Brazzaville) is one of the biggest names in Afro-soul and he had an immediate breakthrough in the European music scene with his solo album Etnophony. The former star of Les Tambours de Brazza is a writer, composer, singer and choreographer and currently calls the Brussel music scene ...

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