The festival opens with JUWAA, a film by Congolese filmmaker Nganji Mutiri. Shot in Belgium and the DRC, Juwaa is a subtly powerful drama portraying African characters with a complexity rarely seen on screen.
An award-winning artist born in Bukavu and currently living in Belgium, Mutiri works in theatre, film, poetry and photography and is always looking for connections and perspectives between the special and the universal. JUWAA is his first feature film as a writer and director.
Each year, a country or region takes centre stage at the festival, and this year it is the Democratic Republic of Congo. The film selection gives the visitor more insight into the history, culture and economic contribution of Congo. Films about other countries will also be shown. In addition to the film program, there will also be a contemporary dance performance and Q&As with the filmmakers.
The new edition of iAfrica is a banquet for fans of African culture. As well as presenting ten documentaries, five feature films, ten shorts and two animations, the programme also includes a Congolese music performance by DJ Fresh Nunas.
iAfrica is an initiative of Yangambi, founded by Dady Kiyangi and Angélique Mbundu.
More information here. Tickets for the festival can be ordered on the websites of the theatres involved: Filmhuis Den Haag and Concordia CC.