AFRICAN SHORTS: FOCUS

22.9. Sunday

14:00 Filmforum Museum Ludwig

Price: 7 Euro / 5 Euro (reduced)

FITNA

R: Rabah Slimani; Algerien 2019;

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

The Algerian short film FITNA illustrates how fundamentalist moral principles can undermine interpersonal relationships – in this case, the relationship between the happy-go-lucky Feriel and his increasingly fanatical brother Mounir.

BROTHERHOOD

R: Meryam Joobeur; Kanada/Katar/Schweden 2018;

OF arab. m. engl. UT; DCP; 25 min.

BROTHERHOOD explores the real-life experiences of young Islamists who volunteered to fight for the Islamic State. The film tells the story of Tunisian shepherd Mohamed whose life descends into turmoil when his oldest son Malik returns home with a woman from Syria.

FAMILY IN EXILE

R: Fatima Matousse; Marokko 2018;

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

In FAMILY IN EXILE the director tries to figure out why her devout Muslim father hasn’t spoken to her or her mother for years despite living one storey below them.

UN AIR DE KORA

R: Angèle Diabang: Senegal 2018;

OF Wolof, frz. m. engl. UT; digtal; 23 min.

UN AIR DE KORA tells the story of young Muslim woman Salma who wants to play the kora even though it is forbidden for women. She goes looking for a tutor in private.

THE NECESSARY EVIL

R: Leonard Pongo; Belgien 2016;

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

The wonderful shots in THE NECESSARY EVIL impressively illustrate how the hopes of devout people in the majority-Christian Democratic Republic of Congo are being exploited by Protestant sects.

TITHES & OFFERINGS

R: Tony Koros; Kenia/USA 2018;

OF Kisuaheli m. UT; digital; 17 min.

The humorous satire TITHES & OFFERINGS unmasks a Kenyan charlatan who claims to be a “miracle healer”.