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Love brewed in an African Pot: Dine and View
25th October 2015 @ 5:45 pm - 10:00 pm£12
Africa in Motion is an annual African film festival bringing the very best cinema from the African continent to Scottish audiences. The festival will take place from the 23rd of October to the 1st of November across both Edinburgh and Glasgow.
As part of the festival, Love Brewed in an African Pot is a mouth-watering experience where film meets food. The team are bringing to Edinburgh a truly authentic African communal dining experience, with delicious sharing platters and South African bunny chow. Both courses are accompanied by two films that question the ideals of love, happiness and truth in the new South Africa. The two-course meal is cooked with love by Kenyan chef Christine Longstaff from Knights Kitchen. This year celebrates the Year of Food and Drink in Scotland and in line with this, the event promises an evening of fragrances, tastes and cinema from the African continent.
Starter: Sharing Platter of Kenyan Okra Fritters, Vegetable samosas, Kachumbari (Tomatoes and Onion salad) and other Kenyan tastes.
Main Course: Bunny Chow with vegetable, chickpea and mango curry. Bunny Chow is a South African fast food dish consisting of a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with curry that originates from Durban’s Indian community. Bunny chow is also called a ‘kota’ (quarter) in many parts of South Africa.
The Film Menu:
Love The One You Love – Jenna Cato Bass | South Africa 2014 | 1h45m | 15
Phone sex operator Terri is comfortable with voicing the most intimate of thoughts over the phone with strangers. However, words don’t come so easily when it comes to communicating her feelings towards Sandile, her attentive and caring boyfriend who spends his time looking after animals when he is not pressing her to give up her non-committal attitude towards him. Unbeknownst to them, in another corner of Cape Town, a computer technician struggles to let go of a lost love, rubbing self-indulgent salt in his own wounds by insisting on spending time with his ex’s younger brother. As fate would have it, their parallel paths intersect and they begin to suspect that their love is a peculiar conspiracy – setting in motion an intimate, funny and bittersweet exploration of some of the more sacred ideals of young life in contemporary South Africa.
Kanye Kanye – Miklas Manneke | South Africa 2013 | 26m | Zulu with English subtitles | 15
In a township in South Africa, an argument about which apple is better, the red or the green, causes the greatest divide in the town’s history. A big white line is drawn through the middle of the town to divide the lovers of green and red apples. The one rule that greens and reds do not mix is broken when Thomas, a boy from the green side of town, falls in love with Thandi, a girl from the red side of town. A colourful parody of segregation, Kanyekanye is a magical take on the new South Africa.
See website for more information: http://www.africa-in-motion.org.uk/programme/edinburgh/?eid=139