The thematic round tables of the Palaver Tree are a space that, in dialogue with the FCAT film programme, promote the analysis and critical exploration of today’s defining aspects of African cinemas. By addressing the elements that have shaped both the work and the direct experiences of the festival’s guest filmmakers and authors, these events aim to facilitate a better understanding of African film discourses as well as of the themes that define African cultures in our global world. The four sessions programmed for this edition, in which filmmakers and experts will participate in person and remotely, will be broadcasted online as a way to make these meetings, and their ideas, broaden our horizons and challenge our frontiers.

All these round tables will be held remotely and/or via hybrid events in Tarifa. You will be able to follow them prior registration as a Zoom webinar attendee or through live broadcasts on FCAT social networks.

  • 29 May (11h30 to 13h00): Round table “Images of Sudan: narratives of a country from its own expressive freedoms”.
  • 30 May (11h30 to 13h00): Master-class with documentary filmmaker Dieudo Hamadi
  • 31 May (11h00 to 12h00): Presentation of the book “Contemporary African Cinema” by O. Bartlet
  • 1 June (11h00 to 12h30): Meeting “Indispensable Peripheries: film festivals from the margins to decentralise the new cultural maps”.
  • 3 June (11h00 to 12h30): Round table “Spanish cinema adds diversity: a look (at last) at Africa”.

On each event button you will find the free registration links, which will remian open until full capacity is reached.