26. – 28. November 2015

Kino im Saal der Stadtwerkstatt mit aktuellen Spiel,- Dokumentar- und Kurzfilmen vom afrikanischen Kontinent – großteils Österreichpremieren!

Als Gegenbilder zur vorherrschenden „Afrika“ Rezeption spannen wir den Bogen von einer postapokalyptischen Lovestory in Addis Abeba, der LGBTI Bewegung in Kenia, einem britisch-nigerianischen Comedy Drama zweier Brüder in London, dem Afro-Hipster Milieu in Johannesburg, Kuduro Musik in Angola, einem Pidgin Rap Musical in Accra,  afrofuturistischer Raumfahrt  in Zambia, Internet-Betrug gepaart mit Voodoo Magie in Ghana,  einem Superhelden in Burkina Faso bis hin zu einem einsamen Hitler Klon in Äthiopien.



THURSDAY, 26. NOV. 2015


Austrian Premiere!
Chigger Ale

(Dir: The Mysterious Fanta Ananas, Ethiopia 2013, 11min)

One night, a strange clone of Hitler comes to Fendika - a grassroots tavern in Addis Ababa...

Austrian Premiere!

(Dir. Miguel Llansó, Ethiopia 2015, 68min)

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...

FRIDAY, 27. NOV. 2015

still the ridcycler

Austrian Premiere!
The Ridcycler

(Dir. Wanlov The Kubolor, Ghana 2015, 3min)

Musical short film about the found objects collector and street vendor Amoako in Achimota, Accra.

Austrian Premiere!
Scrap Metal Men

(Dir. Alex Wondergem & Adu Lalouschek, UK |Ghana 2015, 12min)

Scrap Metal Men is set in Agbogbloshie, a suburb of Accra. This location is the site of the world’s largest e-waste dump, and we as an audience navigate this landscape by following the daily life of two scrap metal men, Chief and Life Owner....

Austrian Premiere!
Lettres Du Voyant

(Dir. Louis Henderson, France | Ghana 2013, 40min)

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....
19:00h Shorts program

Austrian Premiere!
Walk With Me

(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.

Austrian Premiere!
Soko Sonko | The Market King

(Dir. Ekwa Msangi, USA | Kenya 2014, 20min)

When her mother falls sick, Kibibi’s father, Ed, is tasked with taking her to the market to get her hair braided before school begins. Soko Sonko is a hilarious, fish-out of-water roller-coaster of a journey, about a well-intended dad who braves the fires and goes where no man has gone before because only women have been there!

(Dir. Frances Bodomo, USA 2014, 14min)

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.


Austrian Premiere!

(Dir. Emnet Mulugeta, Eritrea 2015, 6min)

The story follows a young girl, passionate about football, and a shopkeeper living in remote desert village. It’s a film about harsh reality, dreams and the blurred line between the two seen thru the eyes of a 6 year old.

Austrian Premiere!

(Dir. Cèdric Ido, Burkina Faso 2013, 30min)

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.
image.adapt.990.high.Kenya_film_still_090414.1409913359491 Stories Of Our Lives

(Dir. Jim Chuchu, Kenya 2014, 60min)

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,...

SATURDAY, 28. NOV. 2015

I Love Kuduro I Love Kuduro

(Dir. Mário Patrocínio, Angola 2013, 94min)

Kuduro (which literally means ‘hard ass’) is an urban cultural movement born in Angola in the last decade of the country’s civil war. Created in the discos and raves of downtown Luanda, and spreading to other cities and suburbs of Angola, Africa and the rest of the world, Kuduro is simultaneously a dance, a genre of music and a whole lifestyle...
resceu_01 Go to Europe – Save the People

(Dir. J. Kuhn, L.Y. Jakel, Germany | Ghana 2015, 2min40)

From our base in Africa, the Motherland, RESCEU - an organisation devoted to helping the needy and suffering in Europe - is working to improve that continent’s terrible living conditions.

Austrian Premiere!
Coz Of Moni II

(Dir. King Luu & Fokn Bois, Ghana 2014, 63min)

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...

Austrian Premiere!
Gone Too Far

(Dir. Destiny Ekaragha, UK 2013, 88min)

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...

Austrian Premiere!

(Dir. Sara Blecher, South Africa 2015, 118min)

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....

26. – 28. NOV. 2015