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Films - Pan African Cinema - the Horn and its Diaspora: An exploration of Somali life on screen

organised by Other Cinemas + Numbi + SAAFI

Thursday 1st August 2019

18:30 - 21:30, The Yellow, 1 Humphry Repton Lane, Wembley Park, Wembley HA9 0GL

Pan African Cinema - the Horn and its Diaspora: An exploration of Somali life on screen

For this year's Numbi Festival Film Corner, Numbi have teamed up with Other Cinemas and SAAFI (Somali Advice and Forum of Information) to screen three short films exploring the history and experiences of British people with Somali heritage who have made the East End their home. Using archival footage, these films delve into themes surrounding Somali culture and attempts at self-representation as well as experiences of alienation, antiblack racism and sites of protest against these impositions.

In addition to these films Numbi are delighted to be screening Laan, a short film exploring daily life in Djibouti told through the story of three female childhood friends.

These screenings will be followed by an intergenerational conversation between the panel and members of the audience around these themes and more.

Kinsi Abdulleh - Artist and founder of Numbi Arts
Rhoda Ibrahim - Community builder, founder and executive Director of SAAFI in London
Hudda Khaireh - Researcher and artist
Salma Bihi - Budding historian, currently studying history at university in London

BBC Documentary - Surviving: Experience of Migration and Exile,
Kathleen Warsama, 1982,
29 mins

Somali lives: Culture in Exile,
Prue Waller, 1993,
30 mins

Lula Ali Ismaïl, 2011,
27 mins

From Burco to Bow,
Salma Bihi, 2018,
9 mins

Doors open at 18.30. The first film will screen at 19:00 sharp. Snacks will be provided. Tickets do not guarantee entry, so please arrive early.

The event is free but tickets should be booked via Eventbrite:

Eventbrite Tickets - Tickets for screening of Anbessa and Q&A with Mo Scarpelli

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