CALENDAR AFRIKAMERA 2020

All    Q&As were streamed live on    .

TUE 17 NOV


19.00 OPENING
This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection


Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Lesotho 2019  I Original version with subtitles (German) I 120 min

Christmas in the Lesothic mountain village of Nasaretha: After the single 80-year-old Mantoa learns that her last surviving son died in a mine accident in neighboring South Africa, she has only one… more


Q & A, Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese and Toby Ashraf

 

 

WED 18 NOV


18.00
Nardjes A.


Karim Aïnouz
Algeria / France / Germany / Brazil / Qatar 2020  I Original version with subtitles I 80 min

Spring 2019: On his first trip to Algeria, Brazilian-Algerian filmmaker Karim Aïnouz directly witnessed the protests against a fifth term of office… more

Q & A Karim Aïnouz and Toby Ashraf


19.30
The Ghost and the House of Truth


Akin Omotoso
Nigeria 2019 I Original version with subtitles I 69 min
German premiere

Bola Ogun is a dedicated counselor who facilitates reconciliation sessions between convicts and the victims of their crimes in Lagos. Her… more

 

THU 19 NOV


19.00
Heinrich Böll Stiftung | ONLINE
Finding Sally


Tamara Mariam Dawit
Ethiopia / Canada 2020 I Original version with subtitles I 78 min
Followed by a discussion with Tamara Dawit (director), Fisseha Tekle (Amnesty International Ethiopia) and Ulf Terlinden (Heinrich Böll Foundation Kenya)
Event in english language
calendar.boell.de/en/event/finding-sally

 

FRI 20 NOV


17.00
Cinema Spaces Network / Afrikamera:
“POLITICS AND REVOLUTION”

Presentation I ONLINE
in cooperation with the Humboldt Forum, Berlin

18.30
Fahavalo, Madagascar 1947


Marie-Clémence Andriamonta-Paes
Madagascar / France 2018 I Original version with subtitles I 91 min


Q & A Marie-Clémence Andriamonta-Paes

The so-called “Madagascar Uprising” (Insurrection malgache) against the French colonial occupation is still a central event in Madagascar’s collective memory… more

 


21.00
Air Conditioner


Fradique
Angola 2020 I OV (English) I 72 min


Q & A mit Fradique & Ery Claver

The first feature-length film by Angolan director and producer Mário Bastos a.k.a. Fradique is a surreal trip through the Angolan metropolis of Luanda… more

 

SAT 21 NOV


13.00
Art and Culture in Times of Covid-19 – Filmmaking in Africa during the Pandemic
Discussion I ONLINE
in cooperation with Weltfilme e.V.

How does the pandemic affect cultural and film production in African countries in concrete terms? How and where do filmmakers network with each other when festivals and exchange programs disappear? How is the respective government dealing with the effects on society and culture? Is there governmental/international support? more


15.00
Revolutionary Shorts


Short film program
Namibia / DR Congo / Senegal / France / Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic 2018-19 I Original version with subtitles I 85 min


Q & A Nelson Makengo (E’ville ) & Laurence Attali (Tabaski)

The program REVOLUTIONARY SHORTS presents a selection of outstanding short films on this year’s festival focus. more


17.15
Days of Cannibalism


Teboho Edkins
South Africa / France / Netherlands 2020 I Original version with subtitles I 80 min

The South African director Tebeho Edkins explores the genres of cinema in his hybrid documentary films. With GANGSTER PROJECT (2011) and… more


Q & A  Teboho Edkins

 


19.30
AFTER YOUR REVOLT, YOUR VOTE! APRÈS TA RÉVOLTE, TON VOTE


Parfait Kaboré
Burkina Faso / France 2019 I Original version with subtitles I 90 min


21:00 Q & A Parfait Kaboré

After a popular uprising in October 2014, Burkina Faso committed itself to a historic vote: the first change of government through democratic… more


21.30
SOFTIE


Sam Soko
Kenya 2020 I Original version with subtitles I 96 min


Q & A Sam Soko

At the center of Sam Soko’s first documentary film is the political activist Boniface “Softie” Mwangi. After a long struggle as a political activist… more

 

SUN 22 NOV


15.00
SARRAOUNIA


Med Hondo
Mauritania / Burkina Faso / France 1986 I Original version with subtitles I 120 min

On January 2, 1899, a column led by the French generals Voulet and Chanoine was sent out from French Sudan to fight the black Sultan… more


17.30
BEST OF AFRICAN SHORTS


Short film program
Algeria / Egypt / Kenya / Madagascar / South Africa / Canada 2017-19 / 75 min


Q & A Lova Nantenaina

In cooperation with the FESTIVAL CINÉMAS D’AFRIQUE LAUSANNE, AFRIKAMERA presents a selection of outstanding current short films from the African continent. more


19.00
NASSER (EGYPT’S MODERN PHARAOHS)


Jihan El-Tahri
Egypt / South Africa / France 2015 I Original version with subtitles I 97 min


20:40 Q & A Jihan El-Tahri

On January 25, 1952, the inner city of Cairo burned to the ground, the mob demanded the withdrawal of British colonial rule and demanded… more


21.30
POPPIE NONGENA


Christiaan Olwagen
South Africa 2019 I Original version with subtitles I 106 min


Q & A Christiaan Olwagen

Cape Town at the time of apartheid, mid-1970s. Poppie Nongena works as a housekeeper for a rich white family. When her husband loses… more

 

17—22 NOV


accompanying the film programmes

ONLINE-INSTALLATION  CHINAFRIKA.MOBILE

JOCHEN BECKER & DANIEL KÖTTER

Artist Talk with Daniel Kötter and Juana Awad