Kenya theme for Afrika Eye 2013

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Celebrating 50 years of independence, Afrika Eye’s country focus this year will be Kenya. As a warm up and to build new audiences they have linked up with George Salt, founder of the Film Club Network (FCN). Film Club is an education charity that helps schools set up clubs which provide young people with the chance to watch, discuss and review a diverse range of films – feeding their imagination and nurturing their social and intellectual development.

The Film Club Network is bringing school children in Kenya and Bristol together, allowing them to virtually exchange films through their new cinema clubs.

As volunteer coordinator, I am excited to be exploring how Afrika Eye can grow and become more integrated with the Bristol community through the commitment of its volunteers. We are setting up a series of pre-festival pop up screenings across Bristol unifying communities through cinema. Volunteers are driving these developments. The future looks very bright indeed!  George Salt

The Film Club Network is inspiring young people in Kenya and Bristol to become active global citizens through the magic of film. FCN is excited to be working with Afrika Eye this year, providing a short filmmaking workshop for young people in Bristol, with a simultaneous workshop being held in Nairobi.

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A Film Club Network session in Nairobi. Photos from George Salt.