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)’
La Mazda jaune et sa saintetéSandra Heremans IFFR 2018 10′
A conceptual experiment on what it means to start a film with a black image, develops into a subtle personal story about the filmmaker.
1745Gordon Napier IFFR 2018 19′
Two sisters kidnapped from their home and sold into slavery attempt to retake their freedom.
Didn't We Ramble OnBilly Jackson IFFR 2018 14′
Documentary about the tradition of marching bands in African-American culture.
The Third Part of the Third MeasureThe Otolith Group IFFR 2018 44′
Live recording of Evil Nigger, Gay Guerilla and Crazy Nigger by the American singer and pianist Julius Eastman, who regards black radicalism as full of honour, integrity and boundless courage. With this militant-minimalist composition, he wants to evoke "the ecstatic aesthetics of this radicalism". In the artistic signature of The Otolith Group: "an experience of watching in the key of listening".