Sun 10 NOV 15.00
BEST OF AFRICAN SHORTS
SHORT FILM PROGRAM
DR CONGO, TUNISIA, RUANDA 2018-19 I DIGITAL FILE I OME I 60 MIN
IN THE PRESENCE OF BALOJI (Director ZOMBIES) & PHILBERT AIMÉ (Director I GOT MY THINGS AND LEFT)
The program BEST OF AFRICAN SHORTS shows a selection of new, outstanding short films from the African continent.
ZOMBIES (DR Congo / Belgium 2019) is a multi-award-winning musical thriller by the Belgian-Congolese rapper and filmmaker Baloji on Kinshasa’s ecstatic urban culture and on the digital zombification of the Congolese metropolis that goes along with social media. Director Baloji is present for the screening.
In I GOT MY THINGS AND LEFT (Rwanda / Switzerland 2018) by Philbert Aimé and Mbabazi Sharangabo, a group of young people gather in their deceased friend’s house to reflect on their nonconformist life and their own existence. Inspired by the poetics of the Zimbabwean poet Dambudzo Marechera, the mourning process triggers self-reflection and transformation. Philbert Aimé will be on location to present the film.
In the comedy LES PASTÈQUES DU CHEIKH (Tunisia / France 2018) by Kaouther Ben Hania, an act of piety of a respectable imam in Tunisia becomes fatal due to the idiocy of two street boys.