AFRIFF2019 opens with the movie ‘For Sama’

Every year, AFRIFF (Africa International Film Festival) compiles a selection of some of the most compelling new films from around the world for the viewing pleasure of its audiences.

The 9th Edition of the Festival opened on Sunday the 10th of November, 2019, with guests and celebrities from the film industry and featured Waad Al Kateab and Edward Watt’s multiple award winning film – FOR SAMA, a rare and shattering firsthand account of the war in Aleppo from a strictly female perspective.

Here are a few exclusive pictures of film enthusiasts and screen aficionados that converged on the Opening Night at the Filmhouse Cinemas, Landmark Retail Village, Victoria Island.

Screening continues all week until the Closing of the festival on Sunday the 16th of November, 2019, with Akin Omotoso’s THE GHOST AND THE HOUSE OF TRUTH – a riveting film on crime, convicts and forgiveness.

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