“The future of Black cinema. Utilizes everything the medium has to offer. Gorgeously photographed… requires the largest screen possible. Pure cinematic power.” - Jourdain Searles, The Hollywood Reporter

“Visionary. A journey of visual ecstasy.” - Valerie Complex, Deadline

“Hauntingly beautiful and deeply enigmatic.” - Lisa Kennedy, Variety

Tuesday, April 2, 6:00 p.m. | A band of liberated coltan miners has coalesced into an anti-colonialist computer hacker consortium situated in the elevated terrain of Burundi. Promptly, they endeavor to orchestrate a revolt against the despotic regime that is subjecting both the region's innate resources and its populace to exploitation. Directors Anisia Uzeyman and Saul Williams mesmerize in this Afro-futurist sci-fi musical with radically original visuals and electrifying performances.

Awards & Nominations

Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival (Directors’ Fortnight), Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, AFI Fest, Sundance Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, San Francisco International Film Festival

Cli-Fi Lecture SeriesThis series will screen a wide range of historical and contemporary Cli-Fi films, including science fiction, narrative, and experimental films, as well as blockbusters, in order to explore how they encourage us to see, understand, and respond to the escalating crisis of climate change. All screenings followed by lecture from Shawn Michelle Smith and Oliver Sann. View full series.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu