Film festival bringing African culture to NZ

Long Lunch 06/04/2018
Image: Krotoa, African Film Festival

Back for the fourth edition, the African Film Festival is dedicated to advancing understanding of African cultures through film and increasing visibility and recognition for African filmmakers in New Zealand.

Boubacar Coulibaly, the Festival Director, joined Wendyl Nissen on The Long Lunch.

He said that the idea originally came from within the community over four years ago, for a long time they were looking for ways to share the culture with fellow kiwis and what better way to bring people together than a film festival.

The mission is to celebrate African culture through motion pictures and to bring out Africa's diversities through films from all over the continent, with films chosen from 54 countries in the African continent.

Mr Coulibaly says that although there a heaps of great films at the festival some of his recommendations are:

  • Sacred Water
  • Mali Blues
  • Mama Africa

Listen to the full interview with Boubacar Coulibaly above.

The Long Lunch with Wendyl Nissen, 12pm - 3pm on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the rova app on Android and iPhone.