The World Music Expo (WOMEX) has announced its 2015 Film Programme, which for the first time has been curated by WOMEX itself. Fifteen striking documentaries, co-produced in 19 different countries, will be screened, focusing on new releases that portray music, movements and history from across the world. Many of the films will enjoy their European or Hungarian premieres at WOMEX 15, which takes place in Budapest, Hungary from 21 to 25 October.
WOMEX Film Curator, Luca Jacob, explained: “WOMEX is not a film festival as such but rather the next step, enabling filmmakers to expand their audience and to get closer to those directly engaged with the film’s subject matter: WOMEX’s community of music professionals.
“We are thrilled to offer this film programme to our delegates and the public and we would be even more thrilled to see new collaborations come out of this.”
Among the films that WOMEX will present are Johanna Schwartz’s They Will Have To Kill Us First, featuring Malian musicians as they fight for their right to sing.
This year’s Film Programme will screen across three days, from Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 October.