Trying to engage participation from the community, AfricanBamba uses films as a medium to start discussion on themes that require urgent attention in the banlieue – from youth unemployment to women’s emancipation. The 2nd edition of the African Bamba Human Rights Film & Arts Festival takes place from 16-20 January 2014. In addition to 16 film screenings with a focus on the rights of women and youth, this festival edition includes 3 debates and music concerts. The main venue is a central location in Thiaroye, a large banlieue of Dakar. The organisers expect to reach a total of 3,000 visitors.