Three Nigerian will be screened at the 15th edition of the African Film Festival of Tarifa and Tangiers in Spain. The festival which began on Friday will feature the screening of Sade Adeniran’s animated short film, ‘My Mother’s Stew,’ ‘Ezra’ and ‘Rage’ both by the England-based director, Newton Aduaka.
Ezra is one of the films selected by the festival to celebrate its 15th anniversary. Rage which is Aduaka’s debut feature, will be screened for the first time in Spain in the Afrodescendants section at FCAT.
Aduaka who a winner of Best Director at the Pan African Film Festival, will participate in a discussion between directors of African descent in Europe on problems they face.
Fourteen films, including seven fiction features and seven documentaries, all produced between 2017 and 2018, will compete this year in the festival’s official section, Long-Sightedness.
The fiction titles feature a significant majority of productions from the Maghreb and Arab regions (Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Egypt), while Sub-Saharan Africa is more widely represented in the competition documentaries, many of which focus on the political state and relationships between the population and governments of various African countries (Burkina Faso, Gabon, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo). These activist movements replicate the Arab Springs which took place in several countries in the north of the continent several years ago.
The festival which brings together eighty films divided into six sections – Long-Sightedness, Shortly, Afroscope, Around Bouanani, Afrodescendants ends on May 5.