IMG_7890AfricanBamba Human Rights Film and Arts Festival – first human rights film festival in Senegal – showcases human rights films and documentaries to raise awareness and inspire change. AfricanBamba Human Rights Film Festival uses the power of cinema and the arts as a tool to address urgent social issues: primary goal is to engage youth and the community towards positive social change and empowerment by raising awareness on human rights.

AfricanBamba has successfully inaugurated its 1° edition in 2012 with a programme of film screening, music concerts, arts exhibitions, building up a very significant community event in Senegal to debate and raise awareness on social contemporary issues affecting young people, with a special focus on Migration. In 2013 the Festival has continued with a 2° edition focused on Youth and Women, introducing also community screenings in the streets of the banlieue and free health checks and vaccinations for women and children.

AfricanBamba Human Rights Film and Arts Festival 3° edition in 2014 focused on BooloCommunity and Non Violence, with a strong programme of film and debates, music and theatre performance, sports  for peace, and continuing free health checks, vaccinations and family planning for women and children.

The coming 4°edition – on 10th Dec 2015 & 3-6 March 2016 - will focus on: Conflicts in Africa and the Middle East and the current international humanitarian refugee crisis; Health in the banlieue‐ to continue our committment on women health, family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention and for spreading awareness and knoweldge on the urgent issue of Ebola, as well as on the emergence of Diabetes; Food & Earth – focusing on human rights issues around the right to food (food sovereignty, economic disparities in the world, sustainable agriculture), earth (climate  change, land grabbing, rights to land) and water (privatisation of water sources, water economy and  conflicts), as inspired by the manifesto that has been drafted from the African Social Forum in October 2014; Alcohol abuse and dependency, in particular with regards to this very powerful and lethal alcoholic drink called Diakarta that is destroying young people, also here in the neighbourhood.