VIRTUAL REALITY

As part of Cologne´s 16th Afrika Film Festival, FilmInitiativ Köln e. V. presents a selection of virtual reality (VR) productions from Kenya, Senegal and Ghana in conjunction with Cologne Public Library.

Virtual Reality technology positions itself between film, gaming, the fine arts and other disciplines. Most VR projects, however, are primarily created in industrialised western countries. FilmInitiativ Köln e. V. is committed to showing a more differentiated image of Africa. The accompanying program to Cologne’s 16th Afrika Film Festival is therefore offering a selection of VR productions from Kenya, Senegal and Ghana. Each of these works represents the vibrant, diverse and ever-changing cultural landscape of contemporary Africa. Exclusive insights into the development of these projects were presented at the 67th Berlinale in February 2017 under the header “Berlinale Africa Hub”.

 Productions from Kenya, Senegal und Ghana

17.09.- 23.09.18  ZENTRALBIBLIOTHEK KÖLN

LET THIS BE A WARNING

R: Jim Chuchu („The Nest Collective“);

Kenia 2017; OF m. engl. UT; 11 min.

A group of Africans have left the Earth to create a colony on a distant planet. They respond with disquiet to the arrival of an uninvited guest.

NAIROBI BERRIES

Regie: Ng’endo Mukii; Kenia 2017;

OF m. engl. UT; 8 min.

In the empty spaces we cannot claim as our own, in forests full of smoke and beneath waters dappled with bougainvillea, two women and a man wrangle. each must hollow out the other’s core for fruits promised but only ever borne, in dreams. For this Nairobi, the place we call home.

SPIRIT ROBOT

R: Jonathan Dotse; Ghana 2017;

OF m. engl. UT; 9 min.

VR documentary which explores the Chale Wote Street Art Festival Accra.

THE OTHER DAKAR

R: Selly Raby Kane; Sengal 2017;

OF m. engl. UT; 8 min.

A little girl is chosen to discover the the invisible Dakar.