A homage to Senegalese cinema – Afrykas and the magic field – wins prime award at London’s Docuworld movie pageant

A documentary by Spanish director Isabel Rivero-Vila stars Dakar locals sharing their ardour for Senegal’s vibrant and distinctive cinematic historical past.

‘Afrykas and the Magic Field’, a movie by Spanish director Isabel Rivero-Vila, has gained ‘Greatest Image’ at London’s inaugural Docuworld Fim Pageant, which occurred in Brixton’s Whirled Cinema earlier this month. It tells the story of Senegalese cinema by the testimonies of Dakar locals, who discover the significance of the mom determine in Senegalese society and share their ardour for educating future generations.

Annually, the Docuworld Fim Pageant will showcase documentaries by impartial filmmakers, shining a light-weight on untold tales from around the globe. The very best works proven on the pageant could be watched on Breaking-TV, a ground-breaking streaming platform for movies, documentaries and sequence by undiscovered expertise. The app is accessible to obtain from the Google Play and Apple App shops.

Isabel Rivero-Vila, the director of ‘Afrykas and the Magic Field’, stated: “Once I visited Senegal, fell in love with the folks, and their ardour for filmmaking. I’m eternally grateful to the inspiring Dakar locals who so graciously shared their testimonies with me.

 “I’m honoured to have obtained the Greatest Image Documentary award on the Docuworld Movie Pageant. It was unimaginable to attach with different impartial filmmakers by our shared ardour for telling the distinctive tales of generally neglected people.

“I’m so comfortable that because of the Breaking-TV app, extra folks will be capable to watch ‘Afrykas and the Magic Field’, and uncover the colourful and enchanting people who make Senegalese cinema what it’s.” 

Anirban Roy, co-founder of Breaking-TV, stated: “Congratulations to Isabel on her fantastic movie, and to all of the inspiring filmmakers who showcased their work on the Docuworld Movie Pageant. I can’t look ahead to extra folks to expertise their movies on the Breaking-TV platform.

“Isabel’s movie is a stupendous tribute to the distinctiveness of Senegalese cinema, and it was so inspiring seeing its story instructed by the eyes of its most passionate supporters. Impartial filmmaking has an important function to play in telling tales that should be heard, and permitting audiences to see the world in a brand new mild.” 

The annual Docuworld Movie Pageant and its sister occasion, the Breaking-TV Movie Pageant, have fun the most effective in British and worldwide movies, documentaries, quick movies and sequence from the world’s most modern impartial filmmakers. They provide an opportunity for impartial filmmakers to see their work on the large display screen, and community with cinema insiders.

This yr, organisers of the Docuworld Movie Pageant obtained submissions from over 25 nations. Winners had been chosen from 4 finalists throughout 4 classes: Greatest Function Documentary, Greatest Quick Documentary, Greatest Image Documentary, and Greatest Sequence Documentary. The Breaking-TV Movie Pageant will happen in London in January subsequent yr.


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