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Zimbabwean Cultural Evening

Zimbabwean Cultural Evening

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Zimbabwean Cultural Evening

in partnership with New Art Exchange

17 Jun 2010

6.30pm - 8.30pm film screening of Flame with Q&A, £3 or £2 concessions, pay on arrival, New Art Exchange, 39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 6BE

From 9pm Live music from The Gentlemen at Cafe.Bar.Contemporary, free entry

Florence and her friend Nyasha are two fifteen year old girls living in a small village in Rhodesia. It's 1975, and the war of Liberation is hotting up, but the pretty Florence's main concern is to marry a man who can "look after her", while Nyasha, the better educated of the two, wants to get a job in the city. One night, a group of freedom fighters arrive at the village to ask for volunteers. They offer training and scholarships, together with the glory of fighting for freedom.

An award-winning movie and patron of several film festivals and selected for the Director's Fortnight at the Cannes film festival, Flame is the first ever film to focus on the role of women and the struggles for the independence of Zimbabwe. The film is based on the accounts of women who joined the liberation war from 1972 to 1980 the first feature film to be set during the country's liberation struggle.

Following the screening of Flame there will be a Q&A with director Ingrid Sinclair

New Art Exchange website for directions and travel information

From 9pm Live Music at Cafe.Bar.Contemporary, free entry

The Gentlemen
The Gentlemen, an African band now based in Nottingham will perform live at Cafe.Bar.Contemporary creating a vibrant night of music, representing languages, stories and musical rhythms from Zimbabwe. The energy and charisma of this band are sure to capture your soul and have you totally in awe.