Events

Addis Ababa: Colours of the Nile Film Festival [11/7-11/11]

The Blue Nile Film and Television Academy, and the Ethiopian Filmmakers Association present Colours of the Nile Film Festival in Addis Ababa.


From November 7-11th, the Blue Nile Film and Television Academy, and the Ethiopian Filmmakers Association present Colours of the Nile Film Festival. This inaugural festival will screen 58 titles from all corners of the continent, from South Africa to Egypt, Ethiopia to Bukina Faso, and many more. The 8 competitive selections in the short-film and documentary category include Cliff Bestall's  "Between Heaven & Hell," a candid and shocking peek into one of Africa's most dangerous neighborhoods: Hillbrow, Johannesburg. Omar Shargawi and Karim El Hakim's "1/2 Revolution" captures, very graphically, the most historic revolution of this century as the Arab spring erupted in Cairo.

The festival, which will be run in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will include three competitive selections, dedicated to features, documentaries and short films by African directors and/or produced by African countries in the last two years. 11 prizes will be awarded, including The Great Nile Award for Best Feature Film Director.

For more information click here, and see the trailers below for select feature films in the festival.

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"Burn It Up Djassa" AKA "Le Djassa a Pris Feu" (Ivory Coast)

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"On the Edge" AKA "Sur la Planche" (Morocco)

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"Restless City" (Congo/USA)

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"Otelo Burning" (South Africa)

Music

The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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