AFRICAN SHORTS: AFROFUTURISMUS

21.9. Friday

22:00 Filmforum Museum Ludwig

Price: 7 Euro / 5 Euro (reduced)

STILLBORN

R: Jahmil X.T. Qubeka; Südafrika 2017;

OF m. dt. UT; digital; 24 min.

In a dystopian world of simulated realities, the disaffected layman Nobomi SX1 embarks on a perilous mission in the short film STILLBORN.

THE GOLDEN CHAIN

R: Ezra Claytan Daniels, Adebukola Bodunrin; USA/Nigeria 2016;

OF m. dt. UT; digital; 14 min.

THE GOLDEN CHAIN: Yetunde, the only crew member on Nigerian space station Eko, witnesses a recreation of the birth of the universe.

TO CATCH A DREAM

R: Jim Chuchu; Kenia 2015;

OF m. engl. UT; digital; 13 min.

In TO CATCH A DREAM the grieving widow Ajuma is plagued by recurring nightmares, which make her face up to the ghosts of her past.

THEY CHARGE FOR THE SUN

R: Terence Nance; USA 2016;

OF m. engl. UT; digital; 16 min.

In THEY CHARGE FOR THE SUN, a young girl unravels a dark secret in a dystopian future where people live nocturnally to avoid the harmful rays of the sun.

SEE YOU YESTERDAY

R: Stefon Bristol; USA 2017;

OF m. engl. UT; digital; 15 min.

In SEE YOU YESTERDAY, presented by Spike Lee, two Brooklyn teenage science prodigies, CJ Walker and Sebastian Thomas,  build make-shift time machines to save CJ’s brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer.

WE NEED PRAYERS

R: Jim Chuchu; Kenia 2017;

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

In WE NEED PRAYERS: THIS ONE WENT TO MARKET a young black visual artist comes up with a cunning plan to crack the global arts market.

With director literary scholar Peggy Piesche in attendance