Senegal / Democratic Republic of Congo/ South Africa a.o. 2019-2022 I OV with engl. subs I 78 min
In the presence of Rokhaya Marieme Balde (A LA RECHERCHE D’ALINE)
MI 15 NOV
The programme focuses on experimental short formats that look backwards to forwards, from the past to the future.
FRANSIX TENDA LOMBA I Belgium / Democratic Republic of Congo 2021I OV with engl. subs I 10 min I The short film KELASI, realised with different animation and collage techniques, is a historical foray through the Congo's education system and its ideological instrumentalisation by politics until today.
LOTFI ACHOUR I France / Tunisia 2021 I OV with engl. subs I 13 min I In his animated documentary ANGLE MORT, Tunisian filmmaker Lotfi Achour tells the story from a first-person perspective of a man who is kidnapped, tortured and killed in 1991 under the rule of Tunisian dictator Ben Ali. Thirty years later, his mother asks about the whereabouts of his body.
ROKHAYA MARIEME BALDE | Switzerland / Senegal 2021 I OV with engl. subs I 27 min | To make a film about the Senegalese resistance heroine Aline Sitoé Diatta, Balde returns to Dakar. In the process, the search for the "real Aline" turns out to be just as important as the planned re-enactment of her story. In the presence of the director.
Von RANDA MAROUFI I France / Morocco 2019 I OV with engl. subs I 19 min I Through a series of reconstructed scenes, this experimental short documentary traces the aesthetics and dynamics of the transit space of Ceuta, a Spanish enclave located in northern Africa on the Strait of Gibraltar, where Maroufi's father had worked as a customs officer.
SANDULELA ASANDA I South Africa 2022 I OV with engl. subs I 9 min I South African director Sandulela Asanda's comedic coming-of-age story features a video call between 17-year-old Luthando and her best friend Jodie. Together they try to explore their sexuality and find out what it means to be a woman. Both entertaining and empowering, this short feature film had its world premiere in Shortcuts at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.