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)’
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.
When the Lionfish CameTamika Galanis IFFR 2018 6′
A view on the preservation of Bahamian culture and native marine life.
QueimadaGillo Pontecorvo IFFR 2018 132′
Pontecorvo's sequel to Battle of Algiers stars Marlon Brando as an agent sent to a Caribbean island to foment a rebellion of the enslaved to break the Portuguese economic monopoly. Ten years later he returns to kill the same rebel leader he created for the sake of trade. Soundtrack by Ennio Morricone.
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.