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Cinema Africa! Evening

As part of Africa Week, join us for an exclusive viewing event as we proudly present the captivating film, "The Ants and The Grasshopper," on the evening of the 22nd May. We're excited to invite all registered delegates to join us at Hyde Park Picture House for this special occasion.

Please note that this event is reserved exclusively for Africa Week delegates and is not open to the public.


An empowering and inspiring story of one woman’s mission to make the world a fairer place.

Anita Chitaya has a gift; she can help bring abundant food from dead soil, she can make men fight for gender equality, and she can end child hunger in her village. Now, to save her home from extreme weather, she faces her greatest challenge: persuading Americans that climate change is real.

Traveling from Malawi to California to the White House, she meets climate skeptics and despairing farmers. Her journey takes her across all the divisions shaping the US, from the rural-urban divide, to schisms of race, class and gender, to the thinking that allows Americans to believe we live on a different planet from everyone else. It will take all her skill and experience to persuade us that we’re all in this together.

This documentary, ten years in the making, weaves together the most urgent themes of our times: climate change, gender and racial inequality, the gaps between the rich and the poor, and the ideas that groups around the world have generated in order to save the planet.

Mosa Mpetha

Mosa Mpetha

Mosa Mpetha is a film programmer of Black, African and Archive films in a freelance capacity and in a permanent role as Creative Engagement Officer at her local heritage cinema, Hyde Park Picture House (est 1914). At Hyde Park Picture House, amongst other things, Mosa curates a new permanent strand of African films called ‘Cinema Africa!’ for African and Non-African audiences. Mosa also co-founded Black Cinema Project, a national evolving space to bring Black people together with care, to meaningfully watch and discuss Black films and the landscape they are situated within.


5:30 pm Drinks Reception

6:30 pm Short Presentation and "The Ants and The Grasshopper" Screening

8:00 pm Close