Tue.25.OctTurbine Hall


Afrika Filmfestival Gent 2022 . Opening Night


ASTEL . Ramata-Toulaye Sy, Senegal, 2021
Cast: Hawa Mamadou Dia, Amadou Diallo, Cherif Amadou Diallo
Language: Wolof // Subtitles: English

13-year-old Astel and her father care for their herd of cows in Fouta, a remote area in northern Senegal. Her father thinks it's time she started working in the fields like all other women. But she prefers to be with her father and the herd of cows every day. How do these changes affect Astel and her relationship with her father?

Golden YAFMA Fiction 2022 Winner


JUWAA . Nganji Mutiri, Belgium/DR Congo, 2021
Cast: Babetida Sadjo, Edson Anibal, Francisco Yvan Luzemo, Senso Nzuzi, Ady Batista
Language: French // Subtitles: Dutch

Amani is 10 years old when he is separated from his mother after a traumatic night in Kinshasa. He is taken care of and raised by his grandmother. Now, ten years later, he arrives in Brussels, where his mother has built a new life. Mother and son try to reconnect, but the demons of the past haunt them. Will they find the strength and courage to overcome it together? The film won the Audience Award at the Africa Film Festival Leuven 2022, the Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress Award at the Festival International du Cinema de Kinshasa and Best Supporting Actor Award at the Durban International Film Festival.

In the presence of director Nganji Mutiri and actors Babetida Sadjo and Edson Anibal

Reception around 10:15 pm


tuesday 25 october 2022

doors 7:30 pm
start 8:00 pm

  • Short movie Astel (24')
  • main movie Juwaa (85')

presale: € 7
presale w/Uitpas, -18y. & groups +10: € 4
box office: € 10
opportunity rate: € 2

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