Day Three: Tuesday 8 September  2pm-6pm CANCELLED

 

Short Film Selection curated by Khaleb Brooks.

Run Time: 4 hrs

 

From 2-6 (Short Film Selection)

 

Robots of Brixton

Kibwe Tavares

5:27

The film follows the trials and tribulations of young robots surviving at the sharp end of inner city life, living the predictable existence of a populous hemmed in by poverty, disillusionment and mass unemployment.                 

 

 

A Short Film About Jazz

Corine Dhondee

2:54

A group of young Black British women share their love of jazz.

 

 

Polyglot: Episode 2

Amelia Umuhire

10:37

It's that time of the year when you realize you don't have enough money to pay for your ticket back home...So you get your hair done instead. One girl’s journey in Berlin.

 

 

 

Touch

Shola Amoo

13:26

Jessica and George meet in an open field at a

specific time and place everyday. George is in

love – but unbeknownst to him, Jessica hides a

devastating secret. As Jessica’s feelings for George

grow, she must make an important decision that will

change her life forever.

 

 

 

Native Sun

Terrence Nance

Blitz the Ambassador

21:20

Mumin, a precocious young boy who makes the long trip to Accra from his northern rural home in search of his father after his mother’s death.

 

 

Present Tense

MESSCC

10:15

made by three high school students in a fishing village in the East African island of Zanzibar: The film examines one of the oldest debates in African education. Should classes be taught in the colonial language of English (or French) or in local languages that students speak and understand more fluently?

 

 

Hi, Miss!

Dionne Edwards

11:33

Sparks fly between shutter clicks when quarreling teenage photography students, Kleo and Femi, are told to take each other's portrait.

 

 

Afronauts

Frances Bodomo

14:00

On 16 July 1969, America prepares to launch Apollo 11. Thousands of miles away, the Zambia Space Academy hopes to beat America to the moon. Inspired by true events.

 

 

Kanyekanye

Miklas Manneke

25

A forbidden romance between two township teenagers. A young man from the green side falls in love with a girl from the red side of town. But can their love survive the colour divide?

 

 

Heat

Debbie Tucker Green

13:00

In London on the hottest day of the year, a young Black family go about the hustle and bustle of their day. Donna can fly. Michael doesn’t know. Today, after much persuasion from him, she reluctantly, gently tells him. Michael doesn’t believe her.

 

 

You and I and You

Terrence Nance

7:52

a magical realist dance odyssey for The Dig’s “You & I” EP

 

 

Standing Our Ground

Denisha Anderson

1:28

Its the day after the Trayvon Martin vs George Zimmerman verdict in New York...

 

 

Walk With Me

Johan Oettinger

Peter Muhumuza

12:37

In a poetic-action-dance-journey through childhood, for children and curious souls, the 5 year old Melanie lives in the country side of Uganda. full of life, dresses and living-toys she finds herself pushed out of her daydreams and discovers death.

 

 

The Hair Report 101: Uzuri Braids

Avery Smith

12:30

Master Braiders at Uzuri Braids in Washington, D.C., share how their passion for hair braiding extends to culture.

 

 

Mosonngoa

Jeremiah Mosese/ Hannah Stockmann

28

In a society riddled by patriarchy, Mosonngoa embarks on an incisive quest to save her father's farm. When all attempts fail, she enters a stickfighting competition - against all odds

 

 

The Deliverance of Comfort

Zina Saro-Wiwa

7:51

A satirical fable about a ‘child witch’ called Comfort. A critical and densely-layered response to the belief in child witches in some parts of rural Nigeria and Africa.

 

 

The Story Within

The Africa Centre

9:38

The Story Within is a celebration of portraiture photography in Africa since the 1960s.

 

 

En Vogue

Jenn Nkiru

3:43

Short film showcasing the unique beauty, energy & exuberance of the Voguing & Ballroom scene.

 

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