Historical overviews are often painful for people of colour. Looking to the future keeps hope alive, but the present always has roots in the past.
Films screened in this combined programme
AfronautsIFFR 2017 14′
A rag-tag group is trying to launch a moon rocket to beat the American Apollo 11. The astronaut is a 17-year-old girl who has to be the first to set foot on the moon along with her two cats.
Graft and Ash for a Three Monitor WorkstationSondra Perry IFFR 2017 7′
Self-portrait of Sondra Perry's avatar investigating its own identity. A problematic software process that leads to a fatal error mode: the blue screen of death.
RemigrationBarry Jenkins IFFR 2017 19′
A future San Francisco is inhabited only by affluent people. The authorities lure others into the city to do manual labour in exchange for free education.
The Golden ChainEzra Claytan Daniels, Adebukola Bodunrin IFFR 2017 14′
Yetunde is the only crew aboard the Nigerian space station Eko and witnesses the recreation of the origins of the universe. A futuristic reinterpretation of the Yoruba story of creation.
They Charge for the SunTerence Nance IFFR 2017 16′
In a dystopian future, people live in darkness to protect themselves from the harmful rays of the sun. Except for a naughty little black girl.