Storytelling in Africa: Changing the news narrative

Part of our Lazy Sunday afternoon Film Club. Join us for just £5 (includes a cuppa) for a lazy Sunday afternoon, taking advantage of our new cinema equipment here at The Joinery in central Settle.

Storytelling in Africa: changing the news narrative is a collection of film shorts by filmmaker Thomas Lewton who grew up in Settle and now lives in Uganda. Through 4 short films, Thomas reveals about the male feminists inside Uganda's police force. We explore the vast new radio telescope system which is stirring up a complex history. We follow the campaigners for marijuana legalisation.

Through these films Thomas challenges the often negative narratives of African countries in Western media which are often  focused on war, corruption and poverty.

While the challenges the continent faces are real, so too are the ingenuity, resilience and compassion of its people. 

The screening will be followed by a live streamed Q&A with Thomas from Uganda, giving you the opportunity to find out more about his own story and how the films were made.

Suitable for those 16 years +

We show a film at the Joinery on the last Sunday of every month.  Check out our film for July here.

Sunday, 30 June 2019 - 3:00pm
1 hour 30 mins
16+ years
Events 2019


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