AFRICAN SHORTS: EAST AFRICA

22.9. Sunday

20:00 Filmforum Museum Ludwig

With directors Hawa Essuman and Fibby Kioria in attendance

Price: 7 Euro / 5 Euro (reduced)

WAKAMBA FOREVER

R: Alex Maina; Kenia 2018;

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

Set in 1895, the comedy WAKAMBA FOREVER takes a satirical look at the history and culture of the Akamba people in Kenya and their first interaction with British colonisers.

MAWE! IGNORANCE IS BLISS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT

R: Malcolm Bigyemano; Uganda 2018;

OF m. engl. UT; digital; 23 min.

MAWE! is an exclamation in Rutooro used to express surprise, and the story of two Ugandan women who have a life-changing conversation.

DÉAMBULATION

R: Tovoniaina Rasoanaivo; Madagaskar 2018;

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

Tojo, the lead character in DÉAMBULATION, is a young portrait photographer who mostly works in the poorer neighbourhoods of Madagascar’s capital city.  His pessimistic black-and-white photos reflect the (colonial) history of his country as well as the hope for a better future.

BALLAD OF THE SPIRITS

R: Beza Hailu Lemma; Äthiopien 2017;

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

BALLAD OF THE SPIRITS tells the story of an Ethiopian man who, after a long-term relationship with a woman he loves ends abruptly, roams the streets of Addis Ababa looking for answers. The city’s historical and modern architecture signify the country’s past as well as potential personal and societal changes.

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I GOT MY THINGS AND LEFT

R: Philbert Aimé Mbabazi Sharangabo; Ruanda/Schweiz 2018;

OF Kinvarwanda m. engl. UT; DCP; 23 min.

ven the title I GOT MY THINGS AND LEFT of this short film from Rwanda points to a farewell. More specifically, it is about an artist called Eric who has died and whose friends gather in his house for a moving mourning ritual where they share their memories of his life