Galway African Film Festival launch party

THE SECOND annual Galway African Film Festival will be launched on Monday from 5.30pm to 7pm at the Town Hall Theatre.

The Green Party’s Tuam Town Council candidate Paul Osikoya will officiate. Mr Osikoya is originally from Lagos. He is an economics doctoral student at NUI, Galway. He has also been actively involved with the Galway One World Centre.

This year the African Film Festival will showcase films from all regions of Africa, and include the acclaimed Return To Goree, where singer Youssou N’Dour traces the history of jazz; From A Whisper, winner of five African Film Academy Awards; and Jerusalema, a blockbuster action-movie from South Africa.

The Galway African film festival is being organised by the Galway One World Centre, the Galway Film Society, and the Huston School of Film & Digital Media.

The event, which is sponsored by Irish Aid, will be held on Sunday May 31. Festival programmes will be available at the launch or from the organisers. The programme will be available on www.galwayafricanfilmfestival.com

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