A post apocalytic surreal love story in Ethiopia! Tired of picking up the crumbs of gone-by civilizations, Candy dreams his life away when not living in a state of perpetual fear. When the spaceship in the sky begins to turn on and after a series of freak incidents, our miniature-sized hero will be forced to embark on a surreal epic journey that will lead him through the post-apocalyptic Ethiopian landscape as he confronts himself, his fears and witches, Santa Claus and second generation Nazis: only to discover that was he had long believed is not what he expected.
SKYPE – Q&A (Questions and Answers) with director Miguel Llansó after the screening!
Ghanaian rap duo, the FOKN Bois, are back – after the success of Coz Ov Moni, billed as the first pidgin musical in the world – with the sequel COZ OV MONI 2: FOKN Revenge, ‘the world’s second first pidgin musical’. While the first installment detailed the follies and foibles of a day in the life of Wanlov the Kubolor and M3NSA, the latest film follows their revenge mission against a gang that ambushed, robbed and left them for dead. The result is eminently entertaining, as uniquely engaging as the music that gives the film its irresistible rhythm.
21-year-old Afro-hipster and artist Ayanda (Fulu Mugovhani) is the child of a Nigerian father and a South African mother. Since the death of her mechanic father, she’s been thrown into a world of greasy overalls, gender stereotypes and abandoned vintage cars as she struggles to keep his dwindling garage business afloat. When her uncle announces that the garage is to be sold, Ayanda sees the tangible connection to her beloved father start to fade, and so with the help of her boyfriend David (OC Ukeje) embarks on a new business venture, refurbishing old vintage cars for resale in a bid to save the garage. Ayanda’s own freewheeling inventiveness is an allegory for a modern South Africa in transition, where communities are diverse, ideas flow, and where women have a voice.
(Dir. Louis Henderson, France | Ghana 2013, 40min)
«To take back the gold that was stolen from us – this is the object of our actions.»
Lettres du Voyant is a documentary-fiction about spiritism and technology in contemporary Ghana, which attempts to uncover a mysterious practice called „Sakawa“ – internet scams mixed with voodoo magic. Tracing back the scammers’ stories to the times of Ghanaian independence, the film proposes Sakawa as a form of anti-neocolonial resistance.
Two young women are in trouble for their ‘peculiar’ relationship; a farm hand is tormented when his crush begins courting a woman; a young DVD seller is intoxicated by the smoke and sounds of a clandestine gay bar. These are among the tales featured in this beautifully rendered collection of narratives from LGBTI Kenyans. Stories of Our Lives started out as an archival project by the multi-disciplinary Nest Collective, and the testimonies given have been tenderly wrought into funny, endearing – and at times heartbreaking – sketches. A bold start for first time feature director and artist Jim Chuchu, who, in crisp black and white, not only presents the inner struggles of these characters with formal and aesthetic boldness, but captures the majesty of the landscape they inhabit.
When London teenager Yemi’s big brother come to live with him from Nigeria, Ikudayisi’s terrible fashion sense, broad Yoruba accent and misplaced confidence with the opposite sex threaten to destroy Yemi’s already small amount of street cred. When the pair are forced to spend the day together on their Peckham estate Yemi is forced to confront local bullies, the unattainable girl of his dreams and his own African heritage, eventually teaching both of them the values of family and self-respect.
Burkina Faso, on 1985. Manu, an eight-year-old boy, has no friends. He clings to his older brother Albert and to his two friends, Kaboré and Ibou, non-stop . When Albert is marabouted to become invincible, Manu realizes that in the real life exists the powers which can compete with those of the super hero whose adventures he reads in comic strips every week.
(Dir. Johan Oettinger & Peter Tukei Muhumuza, Denmark | Uganda 2014, 12min)
This complex, sometimes dark short film skilfully combines animation and feature film techniques. A young girl in Uganda dreams of being a ballerina, which is remarkable and almost infeasible in rural Africa.