Cinematic accounts and experiments using archival material offer new perspectives on the history of inequality, exclusion, racism and colonial practices.
Films screened in this combined programme
Fluid FrontiersEphraim Asili IFFR 2018 23′
Powerful final part in the series of films in which Asili studies his relationship to the African diaspora. Will be screened both as part of Bright Future Short and PACT (Pan-African Cinema Today).
Her Name in My MouthIFFR 2018 6′
A reinvocation of the Aba Women’s War, the 1929 anti-colonial uprising in Nigeria, through embodiment, gesture and the archive.
Street 66Ayo Akingbade IFFR 2018 13′
Documentary about Ghanaian housing activist Dora Boatemah and the Angell Town community in Brixton, London fighting for better housing conditions.
MugaboAmelia Umuhire IFFR 2018 7′
A woman returns to her fatherland Rwanda after 20 years. An impressive journey to a place that previously consisted of other people’s memories.
Unearthing. In ConversationBelinda Kazeem-Kamiński IFFR 2018 13′
In an empty theatre, artist Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński ‘dissects’ a series of photographs Austrian ethnographer Paul Schebesta took in the Belgian Congo in the 1930s.
When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Black ManJyoti Mistry IFFR 2018 10′
An alphabet of violence and freedom featuring rhythmic images provides a strong vocabulary for critiquing representations of black bodies.