AFRO FUTURE(S) SHORTS
Nigeria / Uganda / USA / France 2014-21 I OV with engl. subs I 79 min
SUN 19 NOV
14:30 SINEMA TRANSTOPIA
This short film programme explores contemporary Afrofuturism and magical realism.
Curated by Kantarama Gahigiri, Maisha Maene & Adyam Tesfamariam
von NUOTAMA FRANCES BODOMO I USA 2014 I OV with engl. subs I 14 min I Based on true events, Ghanaian filmmaker Nuotama Frances Bodomo takes a look into a past future. In 1964 – shortly before Zambia's independence – a disgraced teacher (Mukuka Nkoloso) takes his pupils to a remote area to start an unofficial space programme. Their astronaut is 17-year-old Matha Mwamba, who has albinism. Was Matha chosen for the launch because she is the revered "Daughter of the Moon"? As the countdown to the launch of the Bantu-7 rocket begins, Matha must decide whether she will give…
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