Almost two years since our world premiere, Fambul Tok continues to engage audiences in film festivals and community screenings worldwide. In just the past three months, Fambul Tok has screened in every time zone in the continental U.S., and on four different continents. The television premiere and DVD release have only fueled the film’s popularity on the festival circuit. Why? Because Fambul Tok resonates best when it is seen, celebrated and discussed collectively. It is a film that demands to be shared.
At the Interrobang Festival in Des Moines, IA, the Santa Rosa International Film Festival in Santa Rosa, CA, the Montreal Black International Film Festival in Quebec and Hong Kong’s Pineapple Underground Film Festival, audiences are joining the fambul. In addition to its public screening at the BolderLife Festival in Boulder, CO, Fambul Tok was chosen for a select, education-focused block for area schools, bringing youth into the conversation about forgiveness.
Following our June screening at the Biografilm Festival in Bologna, Italy, L’Africa Chiama, a nonprofit based in Fano, screened the film as part of a week-long examination and celebration of African culture. Fambul Tok was also utilized by the Swedish government’s agency for peacebuilding, Folke Bernadotte Academy, in training seminars with the Kenyan National Cohesion and Integration Commission. The ideas of Fambul Tok found traction with the international and Kenyan representatives in Naivasha and Mombasa exploring the potential for reconciliation and memorialization within Kenya’s current political and legal framework.
On Sunday, October 7 at 5pm, Fambul Tok had its first official hometown festival appearance in Portland at the Portland Maine Film Festival. Following the screening, Producer/Executive Producer Libby Hoffman will host a Q&A session. We’ll also be screening in Portsmouth, New Hampshire with the New Hampshire Film Festival on Friday, October 12 at 10:20am, and are eagerly awaiting our Washington, DC festival premiere next month at the Washington West Film Festival.