Afrikaba 2016

In 2016, Afrikaba took a break…. but not totally…. as we worked on events in London and screened the following movies at the Electric Palace Cinema , just for you:

Movie Southside with youSun 2 Oct
– Southside With You
– PG-13 | 1h 24min | Biography, Drama, Romance 

Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, Southside With You recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a charming young law associate named Barack Obama tries to woo reluctant attorney Michelle Robinson during a daylong date that takes them from an art exhibit to a screening of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing to a sweet first kiss outside of a Baskin-Robbins ice-cream parlour.

Director: Richard Tanne Stars: Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Phillip Edward Van Lear


Film Screening, Sun 2nd Oct, Electric Palace, HastingsThurs 13 Oct
– Black – (The diary of a teenage girl)
– | Action, Crime, Drama | 95 mins

A 15-year-old girl in a black gang in Brussels must choose between loyalty and love when she falls for a Moroccan boy from a rival gang. A pulse-pounding contemporary take on a Shakespearean tragedy.

El Arbi and Fallah’s film moves forward at an electrifying pace, with furious energy and a gritty realism reminiscent of epic gangster films like City of God and Goodfellas. Ricocheting from moments of extreme tenderness to scenes of extreme violence, and enhanced by the raw performances of its young leads, Black is a full-on, no-holds-barred experience that will resonate long after you’ve left the cinema.

Winner of 3 film awards – Toronto International Film Festival, Ghent International Film Festival, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. Release Date: 11 November 2015 (Belgium) Language: French | Dutch | Arabic | Lingala