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Film Africa 2017: Borders (London Premiere)

Friday 3 November
90 mins
From £8.00
to £10.75
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member

what's it all about?

The paths of four very different women converge as they try to make the long trip from Bamako in Mali to Nigeria’s bustling capital Lagos.

tell me more (don't worry, no spoilers)

The paths of four very different women converge in this free spirited road movie across western Africa. Each is making the long trip from Bamako in Mali to Nigeria’s bustling capital Lagos, passing through Burkina Faso and Benin on the way.

Crammed together on a stifling bus, they take in the breathtaking landscapes of coastal and Sahelian countries. But when bus breakdowns, traffic jams, highway robbers, fights between passengers and, worst of all, corrupt and violent border customs officers ensues, these initially private women join forces.

Borders is an affecting and at times funny drama about female friendship and empowerment, which also highlights a growing regional problem in west Africa, where lack of integration is thwarting policies on the free circulation of people and goods.

Things you need to know:

  • If you choose an e-ticket when booking, the barcode on your smart phone is a ticket. Don't queue at Ground Floor Box Office, just follow the red line on the floor all the way to the cinema!

  • If you don't have a smartphone, collect your ticket at Box Office or print your e-ticket and bring it with you
  • There will be minimum of 5 minutes of trailers before the film begins

Special offers:

  • Mondays mean £6 single tickets or 2 for £10. Select Rich Mix Six when booking online and the discount is applied once you've logged in

  • Monday and Tuesday mean film for £5 for Tower Hamlets residents or Tower Hamlets employees. Simply show an Idea Store or Tower Hamlets library card when booking. Not available online

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays mean 2 for 1 tickets with Meerkat Movies. It's really easy to get a code, see for details

This event is wheelchair accessible.