Audiences are invited to join Africa in Motion for a special red carpet screening with complimentary champagne reception of The Champagne Room, a Scottish/Nigerian co-production by local filmmaker Olumide Fadeyibi!
The Champagne Room combines real life experiences of domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking, forced marriages, immigration and drug crimes in Glasgow. The Champagne Room follows several interrelated stories from in and around Glasgow. Amongst the stories is Igwe’s, a journalist and political activist seeking political asylum in Glasgow. Unfortunately his case for asylum has been denied, and he now has to decide whether to face fate in his home country or join the men of the underworld in Glasgow for survival.
This event is part of the BFI´s Black Star season, a celebration on the range, versatility and power of black actors on fi lm and television. Black Star provides a meaningful and high-profile platform for audiences to explore a galaxy of black actors. For more information on the Black Star season please go to bfi.org.uk/blackstar.