18:00 ARSENAL | AMINA ABDOULAYE MAMANI |
Burkina Faso / Niger / Rwanda 2023 I OV with engl. subs I 23 min | In this award-winning short film, 12-year-old Fatima is dropped off at a village market to blow herself up as a suicide bomber. She has ten minutes to kill the enemies of God. In the process, Fatima finds out that it is the market where her mother sells goods.
ANDRIAMINOSOA HARY JOËL RAKOTOVELO I
Madagascar 2022 I OV with engl. subs I 20 min
A young GEN Z man feels lost in modern metropolitan society and longs for a simpler life, far away from the masses. His goal: He wants to leave everything behind. Can he really succeed in escaping the impositions of the present?
MO HARAWE I
Germany / Austria / Somalia 2022 I OV with engl. subs I 28 min
A policewoman accompanies Farah, a young prisoner sentenced to death, during his last hours in a Somali prison. The preparations for the execution have already begun, Farah is examined by a doctor and attended to by an imam. And he is waiting for the last visit of his parents…
AMARTEI ARMAR I
Ghana / France 2022 I OV with engl. subs I 15 min
In a small Ghanaian town on the edge of a large headland that flows into the ocean, fishermen’s sons Sowah and Okai struggle with the loss of their brother, who drowned during a fishing trip. Haunted by his death, Okai believes his brother is still out there….
von EDEN TINTO COLLINS & ADRIEN GYSTERE PESKINE I
France 2018 I OV with engl. subs I 4 min |
French singer, illustrator and musician Gystère continues his homage to Sun Ra with this short film directed by multidisciplinary artist Eden Tinto Collins. In this inspired musical collage that combines Afrofuturism, allusions to black culture, outer space and Z-series, a superheroine (WOMXN, played by Tinto herself) is summoned from outer space by a dolphin to put an end to police violence.
USA 2015 I OmeU I 26 min |
Drenched in the heat, spirit and landscape of South Florida, Swimming in Your Skin Again celebrates the spiritual feminine and coming of age.Guided by female inspirations we tour the ritual anchorages of life in and around Miami: the Catholic church, the swamp, the backyard, the wate
von OLIVE NWOSU I Nigeria / UK 2021 I OV with engl. subs I 15 min I
Salewa has to return to Lagos for her mother’s funeral, a place where she was once forced to hide. At the funeral, she meets an important person from her past and is forced to set out in search of her own peace. Nigerian filmmaker Olive Nwosus’ short film is a meditation on home, memory and identity – and ultimately on the many versions of ourselves.
KANTARAMA GAHIGIRI I
Ruanda / Switzerland 2023 I OV with engl. subs I 10 min I
In the presence of the director
Kantarama Gahigiri’s short film in the style of an “angry poem” is an equally abstract and forceful plea against the exploitation of Africa and an appeal to take responsibility for the effects of capitalism, colonialism and environmental destruction.
Kantarama Gahigiri has already been a guest at AFRIKAMERA in 2022 with her short film ETHEREALITY.
JOHN OLUWOLE ADEKOJE I
Nigeria / USA 2023 I OV with engl. subs I 21 min |
After her young daughter and husband are brutally murdered by a child soldier, the young doctor Stella joins a secret league of women who accompany her on her path of revenge. Years later, when she tracks down the killer, who works as a taxi driver in Boston, she makes a drastic decision that will change her life.