Africa 3.0 explores obsession as represented in African cinema. Films in the programme adhere to three relatives of obsession –1.0 Vanity, 2.0 Joy and 3.0 Infatuation. Each subsection offers a new perspective on the theme, and an opportunity to watch and engage with films from across the African continent and beyond.
1.0 Vanity explores the influences of social media and our infatuation with image in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya,Nigeria and South Africa.
2.0 Joy focuses on the global movement of Afrobeats and explores how this has brought joy and connectionsto music movements in Cuba and the US through screenings ofBirth of Afrobeat(Opiyo Okeyo, US 2019) and Bakosó: Afrobeats de Cuba(Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi,US 2019)
3.0 Infatuation brings classic and contemporary films to the big screen.