Rwanda / Nigeria / Democratic Republic of Congo a.o. 2018-23 I OV with engl. subs I 99 min
In the presence of Maisha Maene (MULIKA), Kantarama Gahigiri (TERRA MATER) and the film team of YE!
FRI 17 NOV
The short film programme focuses on formats between futuristic utopias and dystopias.
KANTARAMA GAHIGIRI I Ruanda / Switzerland 2023 I OV with engl. subs I 10 min I In the presence of the director I 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.
C.J. 'FIERY' OBASI Nigeria 2018 I OV with engl. subs I 30 minI Scientist Rain uses juju rituals and modern technology to make wigs that give her and her friends supernatural powers. In the process, she discovers that the powers she has created prove to be uncontrollable and threaten to destroy the nation. Based on a short story by Afrofuturist author Nnedi Okorafor.
MAISHA MAENE I Democratic Republic of Congo 2022 I OV with engl. subs I 14 min In the presence of the directorI Goma, in eastern Congo's North Kivu province: an "Afronaut" climbs out of the wreckage of his spaceship in the crater of the Nyiragongo volcano and wanders through the city to change the future for the better in exchange with the inhabitants. Maisha Maene's poetic short film is a reference to the teacher and activist Edward Makuka Nkoloso, who in the 1960s pursued the "African Dream" of a Zambian moon mission with his "Zambia National Academy of Science, Space…
SOFIA ALAOUI I France / Morocco I 2020 I OV with engl. subs I 24 min I High up in the Atlas Mountains, the shepherd boy Abdellah and his father are snowed in in their sheepfold and Abdellah has to go to a faraway village to get food. But strange things happen there and Abdellah's view of the world is shaken. Shot in the Atlas Mountains with amateur actors in the Berber language Tamazight, QU'IMPORTE SI LES BETES MEURENT won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and the 2021 César for Best Short Fiction Film.