Shorts Program: International Visions
2014-16, Various directors, Various nations, 89 min.
- Tue, Aug 9th 8:15pm
Five shorts from foreign shores highlight new perspectives on black life and culture.
AUGUST 9: Dancer/choreographer Kate Jablonski (DEATH TO LIFE) will be present for audience discussion. Dometi Pongo, morning news anchor for WVON 1690AM, will moderate the discussion.
2015, Christa Eka Assam, Cameroon, 22 min. With Christa Eka Assam, Valery Nchifor.
The silence of her friends and neighbors contributes to an abused woman's ordeal. In English. (MR)
Death to Life
2016, Roger Bell, UK, 5 min.
Animation and motion capture combine in this wordless tale of a pregnant woman who seeks the Tree of Life. (MR)
2015, Maimouna Doucouré, France, 21 min. With Sokhna Diallo, Maïmouna Gueye.
When her father brings back a second wife and new baby from Senegal, eight-year-old Aida watches...and schemes. In French with English subtitles. (MR)
2015, Elton de Almeida, Brazil, 22 min. With Lourenço dos Santos, Ju Colombo.
A young São Paulo artist struggles to find his identity between his black heritage and his white adoptive family. In Portuguese with English subtitles. (MR)
2014, Afia Nkrumah, UK, 16 min. With Emeka Sesay-Okokobioko, Kierston Wareing-Tracey.
On the run from the British immigration police, a young African man gets unexpected help from his uncle's ghost and a white neighbor. In Yoruba, Ashanti-Twi, Hausa, Bosnian, and English with English subtitles. (MR)