AFRICAN SHORTS: ART & DANCE

18.9. Tuesday

17:00 Filmforum Museum Ludwig

Price: 7 Euro / 5 Euro (reduced)

FIGURE

R: Lanre Malaolu; UK 2018;

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

Through a dynamic fusion of theatre and hip hop, the short film FIGURE follows two young men and explores how the early detachment from a father figure affects our emotional growth and engagement with the world.

WE LIVE IN SILENCE: CHAPTERS 1-7

R: Kudzanai Chiurai; Simbabwe 2017;

OF m. engl. UT; digital; 36 min.

WE LIVE IN SILENCE: CHAPTER 1-7 is a series of tableaus in theatrical style. The director Kudzanai Chiurai formulates a response to Mauritanian filmmaker Med Hondo’s classic movie 1967 drama Soleil Ô.

HAIRAT

R: Jessica Beshir; Äthiopien/Mexiko/USA 2017;

OF m. engl. UT; digital; 7 min.

HAIRAT tells the story of Yussuf Mume Saleh who for over 35 years has been making night pilgrimages to the outskirts of the walled city of Harar to bond with his beloved hyenas.

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180° DE BONHEUR (180° OF HAPPINESS)

R: Wassim Korbi; Mauretanien/Tunesien 2016;

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

180° DE BONHEUR (180° OF HAPPINESS): Across the mirror of the history, an archeologist discovers a world where the affection reigns.

LIFE AFTER LIFE

R: Christian Nyampeta; Ruanda 2016;

OF m. engl. UT; digital; 19 min.

LIFE AFTER LIFE is a film featuring artist Bisan Hussam Abu Eisheh, based on the 1992 film Guelwaar by Ousmane Sembene, in which a man is buried in the wrong grave. In heaven he asks question after question: is there WiFi or Rihanna’s latest album?