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With the Support and Partnership of the European Union

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Kabul to Bamako Social Club

European Union for the Future of World Cinema

In the framework of the 77Th Venice International Film Festival,  the European Commission (DG DEVCO), in cooperation with the Organisation of the ACP States, the ITC/Ethical Fashion Initiative, the World Cinema Fund, CNC (Cinemas du Monde/Jeune Création Francophones), OIF and FONSIC, presented an interactive session at the Venice Production Bridge on the 6th September 2020.

The event was composed of a panel that introduced practical examples of production opportunities for the creative and audio-visual industry in countries from Central Asia to the Sahel. The theatre show From Kabul to Bamako, organized by DG-Culture and EFI, was showcased as an example. The panel also introduced a new facility supporting Audiovisual Co-Production between productions companies from ACP and EU countries.

Later that evening, an audience gathered for the Kabul to Bamako Social Club music performance, for a virtual journey from Central Asia to the Horn of Africa and the Sahel.

Presentation of the new facility supporting Audiovisual Co-Production between productions companies from ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) and European Union countries.
Giorgio Ficcarelli, Head of Culture Section, European Commission - DG DEVCO
Alessandra Speciale, Head of Final Cut in Venice - Venice Production Bridge.
Clara Bauer, Director of Kabul to Bamako.
Simone Cipriani, head of the ITC EFI, discusses Kabul to Bamako.
Mamani Keita with The Kabul to Bamako Social Club.
The Kabul to Bamako Social Club, a story that highlights the hope for reconciliation, reconstruction and development, uniting people together for rebuilding confidence, opening space for dialogue and peace, investing in their own heritage to create new futures.