The online showcase, ‘We Are Tano’, will present a specially curated list of 10 contemporary African features from the past 10 years from October 1 to 20.
The UK’s five biggest festivals of African cinema Scotland’s Africa in Motion, Afrika Eye in Bristol, the Cambridge African Film Festival (CAFF), Film Africa in London, and Watch-Africa Cymru (Wales) have come together to showcase the best of African cinema during Black History Month, from October 1 to 20.
The online showcase, ‘We Are Tano’, will present a specially curated list of 10 contemporary African features from the past 10 years. These will be available from October 1 on wearetano.org.
We Are Tano will start streaming from October 1 at 10 pm UAE time. Each film will be available for 48 consecutive hours and can be viewed many times. Films will be free to watch. However, viewers can donate money which will go towards supporting the filmmakers and the TANO festivals.
Each festival participating in We Are Tano is independently run and curated, but the network collaborates to identify key films to screen nation-wide, bring in special guests, and generally raise the profile and visibility of African cinema in the UK.
The Tano network was founded in February 2013 at FESPACO where Africa in Motion, Afrika Eye, the Cambridge African Film Festival and Film Africa signed the Ouagadougou Declaration.