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Frames of Representation: UK Premiere Djon Africa + Q&A

Frames of Representation: Djon Africa + Q&A

21 Apr 2018

We see the towns and rural areas of Cape Verde through this outsider's receptive eyes. - The Hollywood Reporter

This screening is a UK premiere

Join us for a Q&A with directors Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra following the screening, hosted by Antoine Thirion, film critic & film programmer based in Paris

The debut scripted feature by documentarian directors João Miller Guerra and Filipa Reis, Djon Africa is a warm-hearted picaresque, following a man travelling to Cape Verde in search of his father.

The subject of the directors' previous documentary, the affable Miguel Moreira plays himself, travelling across an unfamiliar country where he befriends a varied cast of characters - often with some help from very potent Cape Verdian rum. Loosely episodic in structure, the film navigates pressing questions of nationhood and belonging with upbeat, gentle humour.

Meet the directors of Djon Africa after the Q&A: drinks are available in the Rochelle Canteen where audiences are encouraged to engage with the artists and themes emerging from the film and discussion

Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #FoR18

To learn more about Frames of Representation (FoR) 2018, please download the FoR booklet here [PDF]

Djon Africa, dirs. Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra, Portugal/Brazil/Cape Verde 2018, 95 mins, Portuguese with English subtitles

We are offering a special multibuy offer for FoR 2018:     

Please note that the above multi-buy deals and festival passes are only valid for film screenings, not talks or special events

All FoR screenings, talks and workshops are free to ICA Red Members.

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Frames of Representation (FoR): New Visions for Cinema 2018 is presented in academic partnership with CHASE (Consortium for the Arts and Humanities South-East England)

Supported by the Portuguese Embassy in London

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