AFRICAN SHORTS: DIASPORA

22.9. Saturday

22:00 Filmforum Museum Ludwig

Price: 7 Euro / 5 Euro (reduced)

LES MISÉRABLES

R: Ladj Ly; Frankreich 2017;

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

In LES MISÉRABLES a new transfer cop learns abusive policing practices of two veterans. When a young boy records them going too far, the community threatens to explode.

SACRILÈGE

R: Christophe M. Saber; Schweiz/Frankreich 2017;

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

SACRILÈGE: Saoud is the king of his neighbourhood in Saint-Étienne in France, but a rumour surfaces and he faces dangerous accusations that could jeopardise his reputation.

GRANMA

R: Daniele Gaglianone, Alfie Nze; Nigeria 2017;

OF m. engl. UT; digital; 35 min

GRANMA: When the young Nigerian musician Jonathan finds out that his cousin Momo has died trying to cross the sea to Europe, he embarks on a journey to go and see Momo’s grandmother, in the far south-east of Nigeria.

DIASPORADICAL TRILOGIA

R: Sam Blitz Bazawule; Ghana/USA/Brasilien 2016;

OF m. engl. UT; digital; 17 min.

In DIASPORADICAL TRIOLOGIA Ghanaian-American rapper and filmmaker Blitz the Ambassador celebrates the beauty and power of traditional African spiritual beliefs.

KEZA LYN

R: Philbert Aimé Sharangabo; Ruanda/Schweiz 2018;

OF m. engl. UT; digital; 27 min.

KEZA LYN lives with her cousin Dudu in Geneva and works as a waitress in a bar, where she secretly records customers’ conversations with her dictaphone. A film about a world dominated by a feeling of rootlessness.

A SHORT GUIDE TO RE-ENTRY

R: Anwar Boulifa; UK 2016;

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

A SHORT GUIDE TO RE-ENTRY: After Khalid is released from prison he’s told he needs a job and a place in society, but fitting in isn’t always that easy.

LE BLEU BLANC ROUGE DE MES CHEVEUX

R: Josza Anjembe; Frankreich 2016;

OF m. engl. UT; digital; 21 min.

In LE BLEU BLANC ROUGE DE MES CHEVEUX (“The blue-white-red of my hair”) Seyna a recently-graduated girl of Cameroonian heritage is deeply passionate about finally obtaining French citizenship – much to the dismay of her father.

ROOTS ONLY ROOTS

R: Zaki Samoud; Tunesien 2017;

OF m. engl. UT; digital; 6 min

ROOTS ONLY ROOTS: During a clandestine tour In Italy, an interview between an immigrant and two journalists takes an unexpected turn.

TRANSITIONS

R: Alamork Davidian, Kobi Davidian; Israel/Äthiopien 2016;

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

In TRANSITIONS 18-years old Mimi reconstructs her immigration story and her memories from the past mix with the present and future through a stream of consciousness — her identity dissolves and lost between Ethiopia and Israel