Explore Africa in the comfort of Wadham School auditorium at this year’s International Film Afternoon, presented by Crewkerne & District Community Cinema, FilmCrew. The film afternoon on Sunday January 26th starting at 2 pm, includes African themed food, music, quiz and two award winning dramas that illuminate some of the issues that face the continent with a background of breathtaking scenery.
Timbuktu, a 2014 French-Mauritian Academy Award wining drama set in Mali, directed by Abderrahmane Sissako, tells the story of Kidane. Kidane lives a quiet and peaceful life with his family until a tragic incident leads to them getting caught up in the violence and acts of aggression that are affecting their country by religious fundamentalists. The second award wining drama, Tsotsi set in South Africa, is a 2005 film written and directed by Gavin Hood and produced by Peter Fudakowski. The adaptation of a novel by Athol Fugard and a South Africa/UK co-production, tells the story of a young street thug. After stealing a car, he discovers a baby in the back seat and towards the end of the film, the two form an emotional bond.
The International Film Afternoon will also include a short clip featuring local film charity Purple Field Productions. Based in Ilminster, PFP create film and media with partners, to help the communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya and Ghana, to help themselves with important issues concerning them, such as health and disability, agriculture, environment and climate change. Advance tickets at the discounted price of £8 are available from the LIC at the town hall. Tickets will also be available when doors open on Sunday at 1.30 pm for the full price of £10 per person.