GORM and Gal Pal Collective align for AJOYO

An anticipated collaboration between The GALPAL Collective and GORM will take place this weekend. Celebrating Black Filmmakers this Black History Month, their ‘AJOYO’ has officially sold out. Their inaugural collaboration will take place on Saturday October 21st at Fuel HQ on Camden Street.

Following the success of their sold out “Directed by Her” screening for International Women’s Month, The GALPAL Collective now in collaboration with GORM are back with another film screening, this time for Black History Month.

“AJOYO,” derived from the Yoruba word for celebration, is an event dedicated to commemorating Black cinema, with a special focus panel on Irish actors and their contemporary contributions to the film industry. There will be a showing of short films curated by, Aisha Bolaji (@whosaisha) currently the shorts programmer for Dublin International Film Festival alongside Olamide Alao (@archivedbyo) the founder of the Archived Series. The official line-up of films will be released closer to the event.

The event will also feature a Q&A session, led by Ashley Chadamoyo (@ashleychadamoyo). This session presents a unique opportunity to engage in discussions pertaining to Black actors navigating the film and theatre landscape in Ireland.

“AJOYO” serves as a testament to The GALPAL Collective and GORM shared mission of advancing diversity and inclusion in Ireland. The aim of “AJOYO” is to broaden the definition of what contemporary Black film can be, a celebration of the filmmakers and the art form.

This event is supported by Creative Europe Media Desk and the International Decade For
People Of African Descent Fund
Sponsored by Diageo

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