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October 3-4, 2020 

CELEBRATION AFRICA

                Partnering with Deep in The Heart Film Festival Virtual Event

                                 Bringing the best in thought-provoking films and innovating crafts celebrating African culture and experience

Host: Vivian Van Gorder

Saturday, October 3, at 2 p.m.“Something New in Old Town”, followed by Q&A with producer/director Jude Fokwang 720-231-9835.

Set in the sprawling community of Old Town, the cradle of the modern city of Bamenda (Cameroon), Something New in Old Town explores a unique approach to grassroots development and communal empowerment. This intimate documentary, filmed over three years in the homes, streets and work places of Old Town, takes us into the world of dozens of committed young men and women who strive to change their community as “searchers” of solutions to the manifold problems that beset young people and the urban environment in many African cities. Through their charitable acts, hygiene campaigns and commitment to grassroots development, they build and impart hope in a community that bears the scars of a chequered history.

Sunday, October 4, at 4 p.m. “Liyana” followed by Q&A with producer/directors Aaron Kopp & Amanda Kopp showing on still negotiation with them for Q&A.

Liyana is a 2017 Swazi documentary film directed and produced by Aaron Kopp and Amanda Kopp, following a group of Swazi orphans in Eswatini create a fictional heroine as they construct a narrative based on their own experiences.  After premiering at the 2017 LA Film Festival, the film was released in the United States on October 10, 2018.  Initial release: June 17, 2017

Directors: Amanda KoppAaron Kopp

Box office: 44,045 USD

Music composed by: Philip Miller

Cast: Gcina Mhlophe

Producers: Amanda KoppAaron KoppSakheni DlaminiDavis CoombeDaniel Junge