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Breaking The Silence: Siliva The Zulu

Sun 02 Nov 2014


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£8 (£6)



Breaking The Silence: Siliva The Zulu

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Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, Sunday’s screening of Siliva The Zulu has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience. Please call our box office on 01392 667080 for more information.

Breaking The Silence: Siliva The Zulu

With live music soundtrack and followed by a Q&A

Italy/South Africa, 1927. Dir: Attilio Gatti

68mins (film), 90mins (with Q&A)

Afrika Eye Film Festival in partnership with the University of Bristol, Bristol Silents, and WOMAD Foundation, present a screening of the remarkable silent film Siliva the Zulu (1927). Made by the Italian explorer and filmmaker, Attilio Gatti, the film is a dramatised fictional narrative of romantic rivalry set within rural Zulu life and culture in the late 1920s. Filmed on location in South Africa, Siliva the Zulu adopts documentary techniques to present impressions of everyday life, rituals, and beliefs. The screening will be accompanied by a live musical score performed on traditional African and western instruments, by Nigerian-born, London-based composer and Musician Juwon Ogungbe. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Juwon Ogungbe and Dr. Jacqueline Maingard, Reader in Film at the University of Bristol, Honorary Research Associate at the University of Cape Town, and a Trustee of

Africa in Motion, Scotland African Film Festival.

Supported by Film Hub South West & West Midlands, part of the BFI Audience Network, BIRTHA and Screen.



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