Multifaceted contemporary African and African-diaspora cinema with special focus on the history of the Pan-African movement as captured in film.
Films in ‘Pan-African Cinema Today (PACT)’
Das Kongo TribunalMilo Rau IFFR 2018 100′
Through an unofficial tribunal, theatre-maker and filmmaker Milo Rau exposes the mechanisms behind the mass murders in the Congo. Tribunal participants reveal how mining companies exploit the land in this region, resulting in armed militia, civil war and genocide.
Harvest 3000 YearsHaile Gerima IFFR 2018 150′
A poor peasant family resists a violent feudal lord. This original 16mm version of Gerima's first Ethiopian featureis both in substance as in form a passionate revolutionary narrative and an allegory about the class system and colonialism at a time of collective resistance to oppression in Africa and the United States.
BroodMichael Omonua IFFR 2018 5′
A guy can't get a difficult conversation out of his head.
1745Gordon Napier IFFR 2018 19′
Two sisters kidnapped from their home and sold into slavery attempt to retake their freedom.