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For the remaining Thursdays in  May, Side in Newcastle is set to offer up something cinematically beguiling as Post Colonial Film Season arrives. With screenings of Concerning Violence on Thursday 17th, I Am Not A Witch on Thursday 24th and Hayenas on Thursday 31st May, there are some really special films in store.

First up on Thursday 17th is Concerning Violence with this powerful cinematic polemic based on Martinique-born author and psychiatrist Frantz Fanon’s 1961 work The Wretched of the Earth. It’s brave, bold and a fresh take on Africa through newly discovered archive material. Readings from Lauryn Hill fit amongst a tour of colonialism across African countries through footage that goes from mesmerising to alarming.

On Thursday 24th is I Am Not A Witch, with the story of a Zambian girl accused of witchcraft. Beautiful in its combining of comedy and tragedy, this is a special film which tells a unique story. Last up on Thursday 31st May is Hayenas, based on Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s Swiss-German satirical play The Visit, Mambety adapts a timeless parable of human greed into a biting satire of today’s Africa. If you want to fill your Thursday evenings in May with something that will stay with you, Side are offering that up perfectly.


Post Colonial Africa Film Season runs at Side, Newcastle every Thursday in May.

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