Sat.30.MarTurbine Hall & Basement

Mambar Pierrette /// Nana Osei & Band . #AFF24

Africa Film Festival Ghent 2024

8:00 pm - Turbine Hall

  • Film . Mambar Pierrette by Rosine Mbakam
    (Cameroon/Belgium, 2023) (93 min.)
    Cast: Pierrette Aboheu, Cécile Tchana, Karelle Kenmogne, Fabrice Ndjeuthat, Marguerite Mbakop
    Language: Bamiléké and French / Subtitled: Dutch and French

    Douala is bustling with the start of the new school year. Customers flock to Pierrette's workshop to pick up school uniforms for their children and ceremonial attire. Pierrette is more than just a seamstress; she is also the confidante of her clients and of a generation. But when heavy rains threaten to flood her workshop, one of the many setbacks she faces, Pierrette must keep her head above water.

    Concluding reflection by Deputy Mayor of International Solidarity, Hafsa El-Bazioui.

10:15 PM - Basement Hall

  • Closing Concert . Nana Osei & Band

The young, talented harpist, singer, percussionist, and dancer Nana Osei grew up in Ghana, where he mastered the art of the seperewa (a Ghanaian harp). He inherited the deep-rooted musical traditions passed down through generations within his family. Nana Osei studied Ghanaian music and dance at the Music Department of the University of Winneba (Ghana) and later delved into the traditional music and dances of the Akan people. In addition to playing the seperewa, Nana incorporates the subtle sounds of the mbira (thumb piano) during his performances, along with various other percussion instruments such as the thigh and water calabashes, the Ghanaian percussion box, and bamboo percussion. While his musical roots are in Ghana, Nana Osei is building a thriving artistic career from Ghent today. His musical repertoire includes a range of genres, including Highlife, Palmwine, Akom, and Kundum music.

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


Saturday 30 March 2024

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

  • 8:00 pm - Film (Turbine Room) . Mambar Pierrette (1 hr. 33 min.)
  • 10:15 pm - Closing Concert (Basement Room) . Nana Osei & Band

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

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