The only people living in the future in San Francisco are affluent citizens and there are too few labourers to do the necessary manual work. Using a remigration programme, the government is luring former working-class inhabitants back into the city; the same people who were once chased out. Can they trust the government? Real inhabitants play themselves here.All Short films at IFFR 2017
The other films shown within Afro Future
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.
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.
- Barry Jenkins
- Justin Barber, Barry Jenkins, Jesse Ehman, Michael Jacobs, Ariel Dovas
- Production Company
- Strike Anywhere, Independent Television Service (ITVS)
- Strike Anywhere
- Barry Jenkins
- James Laxton
- Richard Levien
- Sound Design
- J.M. Davey, Zach Seivers
- Keegan DeWitt
- Russell Hornsby, Paola Mendoza, Rick Yune, Avelina Salazar, Jesse Dubus