Wed.27.MarTurbine Hall

Le Retour // Black Tea . #AFF24

Africa Film Festival Ghent 2024 . Opening Night

  • Official opening by the Alderman for Culture Sami Souguir.
  • Short film: Le Retour by Isabelle Christiane Kouraogo
    (Morocco, 2021) (17 min.)
    Cast: Tracy Meud'z, Khalid Bongazzoul
    Spoken: French / Subtitled: English

    Salimata, a foreign student in Morocco, learns that her sick mother is dying. She wants to go home as soon as possible to see her one last time. Because she has no money for a plane ticket, she decides to hitchhike to Dakar.
  • Main film: Black Tea by Abderrahmane Sissako
    (France/Mauretania/Taiwan/Ivory Coast, 2024) (110 min.)
    Cast: Nina Mélo, Han Chang, Ke-Xi Wu, Michael Chang, Isabelle Kabano
    Spoken: Mandarin, French / Subtitled: Dutch/French

    Aya, a young Ivorian woman in her early thirties, says 'no' to everyone's surprise on her wedding day. After emigrating to China, she works in a tea export shop with Cai, a 45-year-old Chinese man. Aya and Cai fall in love, but can their relationship survive their troubled past and the prejudices of others?

    The film has been selected for the Official Competition of the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) 2024.
  • Opening reception around 10:30 PM

The Afrika Film Festival Ghent is an initiative of the Africa Platform of the Ghent University Association in collaboration with De Centrale, Senegal Bantamba, KoumaLink, S-EAU-S SAHEL, HOURRA!!! Burkina Faso, and of course, the Afrika Film Festival Leuven.


Afrika Filmfestival Gent 2024


Wednesday 27 March 2024

Doors open at 7:30 pm
Starts at 8:00 pm

  • Short film . Le Retour (17 min.)
  • Main feature . Black Tea (1hr. 50 min.)

Presale . €8
Presale with Uitpas, under 18s & groups . €5
At the door . €11
Reduced rate . €2.20

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