Chicago premieres! Filmmakers in person! Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2017

Shorts Program: International Visions

2016, Various directors, Various nations, 102 min.

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Show Times

  • Wed, Aug 30th 6:00pm

Provocative stories from Africa and the African diaspora open up the world in these shorts:

Director Rebecca Ocampo of TYSON! and (tentatively) director Jarryd Coetsee of THE SUIT are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Tyson!

Tyson!

2016, Rebecca Ocampo, Rwanda/USA, 20 min. With Nevine Nyamongo, Rebecca Ocampo.

A boy abandoned at a Rwandan clinic is beloved as the unofficial mascot, but government regulations threaten his future. In Swahili and English with English subtitles. (BS)

Boxing Girl

Boxing Girl

2016, Iman Djionne, Senegal, 27 min. With Aminata Sarr.

A hint of magic realism mediates the harshness of the streets when a pair of boxing gloves becomes a boon and a curse to the embattled girl who finds them. In Wolof and French with English subtitles. (BS)

And Still We Will Walk On

And Still We Will Walk On

Et toujours nous marcherons

2016, Jonathan Millet, France/Belgium, 25 min. With Yann Gael, Emilio Bissaya.

The streets of Paris become an unwelcoming maze for a new African immigrant desperately searching for his long-missing brother. In French and various African dialects with English subtitles. (BS)

The Suit

The Suit

2016, Jarryd Coetsee, South Africa, 30 min. With Atandwa Kani, Phuthi Nakene.

In this Fifties-set drama based on a short story by once-banned South African writer Can Themba, a husband devises a cruel and unusual punishment for his unfaithful wife. (BS)
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