Enjoy your late summer evenings with the best films from Africa and the African Diaspora! From August 28 till September 11, film festival Africa in the Picture (AITP) is in town with its open air screenings. Free entrance for all films!

On August 28 (Westerpark- parkside Cinema The Ketelhuis) and September 5 (community Centre De Havelaar) London River will be shown: a film about the encounter between the British Elisabeth (Brenda Blethyn) and the African Ousmane (Sotigui Kouyate), both looking for their children after the bloody bombings in the London Underground in 2005. For this film Kouyate was awarded the Silver Bear for best actor.

With films about Senegalese mbalax and Afro-American soul, Africa in the Picture guarantees a real musical film explosion! September 3 (August Allebeplein) and September 10 (Makassarplein) you can see the film Youssou N’Dour. I Bring What I Love : the award-winning documentary in which the Senegalese pop sensation Youssou N’Dour is being followed in his life as a musician and Muslim. On September 4 (Olympic Stadium) and September 11 (Wittenburgerplein) it’s time for SOUL POWER with Jeffry Levy-Hintes documentary about the legendary concert in 1974 on the background of Muhammad Ali’s Rumble in the Jungle in Kinshasa, Zaire. A lively recording of one of the most mythical gigs ever, featuring BB King, Celia Cruz and the Godfather of Soul James Brown! A must-see for every soul fan!

Open air Program

August 28  – 21:00 – Westerpark

London River (Rachid Bouchareb, 2009)

In co-operation with Cinema Het Ketelhuis.

September 3 – 21:00 – August Allebeplein

Youssou N’Dour. I Bring What I Love (Elizabeth Chai, 2008)

Before the film everyone is invited to an iftar meal organized by foundation Eigenwijks.

September 4 – 21:00 – Olympic Stadium

Soul Power (Jeffry Levy-Hinte, 2009)

Afterwards Club Classic Events presents SOUL TRAIN & the best swing beat New Jack Swing! in Vak Zuid. Visitors of the film get an extra discount on the entrance fee.

September 5 – 21:00 – Near Community centre De Havelaar

London River (Rachid Bouchareb, 2009)

Before the film African bazaar and percussion workshops organized by Combiwel.

September 10 – 21:00 – Makassarplein

Youssou N’Dour. I Bring What I Love (Elizabeth Chai, 2008)

In co-operation with CIVIC – Zeeburg.

September 11 – 21:00 – White Burgerplein

Soul Power (Jeffry Levy-Hinte, 2009)

As part of the Eastern Islands Festival organized by Het Huis van de Buurt.

Check our festival for more cinema from Africa and the Diaspora! This year from 2 till 7 November 2010 in Cinema Het Ketelhuis in Amsterdam! Outside the capital in the Verkade Fabriek in Den Bosch, Filmhuis den Haag  – Film Foyer in Tilburg, Lantaren Venster in Rotterdam and Movie-W in Wageningen.

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