AFRICAN SHORTS 2020

18.9. Friday

20:30 Filmforum Museum Ludwig

The short film programme AFRICAN SHORTS (total duration: 137 minutes) showcases cinematic works from five African countries and the diaspora, providing an opportunity to not only explore the geographical range of African and  diasporabased cinema, but also its diversity in terms of content and artistic approach.

KARINGAN – OS MORTOS NAO CONTAM ESTÓRIAS (THE DEAD TELL NO TALES)

R: Inadelso Cossa; Mosambik/Deutschland 2019;

OF port. m. engl. UT; digital; 11 min

KARINGAN – OS MORTOS NAO CONTAM ESTÓRIAS (THE DEAD TELL NO TALES) juxtaposes memories of the civil war in Mozambique with the barren landscapes of today to create a poetic take on trauma, terror and displacement

JOURNÉE NOIRE (BLACK DAY)

R: Yoro Mbaye; Senegal 2019;

OF wolof/frz. m. engl. UT; digital; 13 min.

In JOURNÉE NOIRE (BLACK DAY), Ngor, a 23-year old law student, is gunned down by police, having joint his comrades at the front lines

NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN

R: BALOJI; Frankreich 2019;

OF engl. m. engl. UT; digital; 6 min.

Multiple-genre artist Baloji’s NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN addresses the debate on bleaching one’s skin, presenting a visual tribute to black beauty.

RASTA

R: Samir Benchikh; Elfenbeinküste/Belgien/Frankreich 2019;

OF frz. m. engl. UT; digital; 29 min

16-year-old RASTA has been traumatised by the violent conflict that devastated his home country of Ivory Coast.

A FOOL GOD

R: Hiwot Admasu Getaneh; Äthiopien/Frankreich 2019;

OF amharisch m. engl. UT; digital; 20 min.

In A FOOL GOD, young Mesi creatively reinterprets her grandmother’s strict religious parables to adapt them to her own concept of faith and justice.

MTHUNZI

R: Tebogo Malebogo; Südafrika 2019;

OF afrikaans/engl. m. engl. UT; digital; 9 min.

While out for a walk, MTHUNZI encounters a woman suffering an epileptic fit on her doorstep. However, his help is not rewarded with gratitude.

ENTITLED

R: Adeyemi Michael; UK 2018;

OF engl./yoruba m. engl. UT; digital; 5 min.

ENTITLED is a film about preserving the traditional customs of immigrants from the perspective of a Nigerian woman living in an African neighbourhood near London who is proud of her heritage

DOUBOUT (STAND UP)

R: Pierre Le Gall & Sarah Malléon; Frankreich/Martinique 2018;
OF frz. m. engl. UT; digital; 20 min.

DOUBOUT (STAND UP): Joseph struggles with his older brother leaving for university. Inspired by his grandfather’s traditional tales, he invents the story of an ancient Martiniquan monster wanting to attack his family.

FATHER FIGURE

R: Bibi Fadlalla; Niederlande 2019;

OF niederländisch m. engl. UT; digital; 24 min.

In FATHER FIGURE, vogue dancer Guilliano and his friends share their personal experiences with homophobia, racism and marginalisation.