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London: Film Africa 2011 Festival

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The Film Africa 2011 Festival will take place in London Nov. 3 -Nov. 13. More than 50 quality fiction and documentary films will be shown over the course of these ten days, along with a series of panel discussions and live music performances. A highlight of the festival is Un Homme Qui Crie (A Screaming Man) a film by Chadian director, Mahamat Saleh Haroun. The film won the Jury Prize at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and will be showing in London on Nov. 11. Watch the trailer for the film below. For the full schedule of events, click here.

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