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Saturday, Feb 2, 2019

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Friday, Jun 14, 2019

1:00 PM - Srinakharinwirot University

African Diaspora - 14min
Joseph Boateng (Ghana)

Second generation young woman goes back to Ghana, West Africa after living in UK most of her life. Very relevant to the social, cultural, historical exploration of Ghana and how to discover your diaspora. The young woman has organized a sports development program for youth.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019

6:00 PM - Caribbean Film School

Moriri - 28min
Mohau Mannathoko, Tlotlo Rasesia (Botswana, South Africa)

A gripping documentary addressing the contentious issue of black hair. The evolution of hair from pre-colonial era to post looking at the natural hair and weave phenomena.

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019

7:30 PM - The Don Powell Theatre. (SDSU Campus)

Atena/Nets - 6min
Mark Freeman (USA, Ghana)

This is a site-specific contemporary dance set in Jamestown, a traditional fishing community in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Rising stars in Ghana’s dance community, Julius Yaw Quansah and Sena Atsugah are enmeshed in the challenges of daily life. Drawing from Ghanaian customs and traditions, they cast a wide net, remaking their world.

Thursday, Jul 4, 2019

6:00 PM - Commodore Barry Park

Maid In Hell - 59min
Søren Klovborg (Saudi Arabia, Kenya)

Women from Africa (Kenya) are being sent to be house maids in Saudi Arabia with little to no human rights.

Monday, Jul 29, 2019

11:30 AM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

The Forgotten Kingdom? Chronicle of the North - 67min
Roland Maniaya Sumani Seini (Ghana)

The film tells the history of Ghana in order to promote peace and unity. The improvement of education in order for success of the people and society is the motive of this film.

11:30 AM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Congo - A Political Tragedy - 87min
Patrick Kabeya (Congo)

This is a history based film telling the political tragedy of Democratic Congo.

Friday, Jun 14, 2019

1:00 PM - Srinakharinwirot University

Conquest and Prison - 8min
Mark Freeman (USA, South Africa)

Conquest and Prison is a two-part suite combing text, spoken word and site-specific dance set in Grahamstown, South Africa. Part I –– Oscar’s Journey –– is a solo performance by Oscar Buthelezi, the first African choreographer to win the prestigious Kurt Jooss Prize (Road 2016). This personal work combines personal poetic reflection and a performance at British built Ft. Selwyn. Part II –– Child’s Play–– features Lorin Sookool and Julia Wilson at the Old Gaol, which imprisoned 1000’s of black South Africans. This virtual duet in words and images attempts to reclaim and re-imagine this site of suffering.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019

6:00 PM - Caribbean Film School

Maid In Hell - 59min
Søren Klovborg (Saudi Arabia, Kenya)

Women from Africa (Kenya) are being sent to be house maids in Saudi Arabia with little to no human rights.

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019

7:30 PM - The Don Powell Theatre. (SDSU Campus)

Mis(s) Interpreted - 5min
Ayesha Kosaka (USA)

The film is a short film on the suppression of the black female voice. Although society traps black women in a box, we want to express that we can still move past the stereotypes and break through.

Thursday, Jul 4, 2019

7:05 PM - Commodore Barry Park

The Rise of The African Female Drummer - 26min
Akin Alabi (Nigeria)

Drumming has been, culturally, a men driven art. This films tells the process and path of a female talking drummers and how women are gaining more rights.

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

8:00 PM - Amphitheatre; F/Park -- (Opening film at Cocktail)

Skin - 80min
Directed by Daniel Etim Effiong (Lagos, Nigeria)

This film explores the hierarchy of skin--light verssus dark. It discusses how this has split up communities and identities.

Monday, Jul 29, 2019

2:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

African Diaspora - 14min
Joseph Boateng (Ghana)

Second generation young woman goes back to Ghana, West Africa after living in UK most of her life. Very relevant to the social, cultural, historical exploration of Ghana and how to discover your diaspora. The young woman has organized a sports development program for youth.

Friday, Jun 14, 2019

1:00 PM - Srinakharinwirot University

The Dream of El Dorado - 12min
Miriam Alexa (Germany, France)

"Coming to Europe for an African is like El Dorado." This is a biographical journey of an African trying to find "home" in France. She tells her experience of acclimating to this culture. A mother tells how this migration has separated her from her children and the hardships she has aced.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019

6:00 PM - Caribbean Film School

We Are All Migrants - 20min
Rowenna Baldwin (UK)

Activism and performance that take place at this annual carnival are discussed.

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019

7:30 PM - The Don Powell Theatre. (SDSU Campus)

The City's Champions - 83min
David Pradel (USA)

From beginning to end, a journey of glory and pain for a men's basketball team that became a family of brothers and made history for the city of San Diego during the 2016-2017 season. A championship story like no other.

Thursday, Jul 4, 2019

7:35 PM - Commodore Barry Park

Mis(s) Interpreted - 5min
Ayesha Kosaka (USA)

The film is a short film on the suppression of the black female voice. Although society traps black women in a box, we want to express that we can still move past the stereotypes and break through.

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019

1:45 PM - Kongis's Harvest Art Gallery, FREEDOM PARK

Nollywood In Focus - 35min
Iké Udé (Nigeria)

Insider perspective of the film industry, Nollywood, by looking at the history of film in Nigeria and what is has become now.

Monday, Jul 29, 2019

2:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

The City's Champions - 83min
David Pradel (USA)

From beginning to end, a journey of glory and pain for a men's basketball team that became a family of brothers and made history for the city of San Diego during the 2016-2017 season. A championship story like no other.

Friday, Jun 14, 2019

1:00 PM - Srinakharinwirot University

The Rise of The African Female Drummer - 26min
Akin Alabi (Nigeria)

Drumming has been, culturally, a men driven art. This films tells the process and path of a female talking drummers and how women are gaining more rights.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019

6:00 PM - Caribbean Film School

The Dream of El Dorado - 12min
Miriam Alexa (Germany, France)

"Coming to Europe for an African is like El Dorado." This is a biographical journey of an African trying to find "home" in France. She tells her experience of acclimating to this culture. A mother tells how this migration has separated her from her children and the hardships she has aced.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019

7:30 PM - The Don Powell Theatre. (SDSU Campus)

Moriri - 28min
Mohau Mannathoko, Tlotlo Rasesia (Botswana, South Africa)

A gripping documentary addressing the contentious issue of black hair. The evolution of hair from pre-colonial era to post looking at the natural hair and weave phenomena.

Friday, Jul 5, 2019

6:30 PM - Commodore Barry Park

Skin - 80min
Directed by Daniel Etim Effiong (Lagos, Nigeria)

This film explores the hierarchy of skin--light verssus dark. It discusses how this has split up communities and identities.

Monday, Jul 29, 2019

5:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Maid In Hell - 59min
Søren Klovborg (Saudi Arabia, Kenya)

Women from Africa (Kenya) are being sent to be house maids in Saudi Arabia with little to no human rights.

Friday, Jun 14, 2019

1:00 PM - Srinakharinwirot University

Atena/Nets - 6min
Mark Freeman (USA, Ghana)

This is a site-specific contemporary dance set in Jamestown, a traditional fishing community in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Rising stars in Ghana’s dance community, Julius Yaw Quansah and Sena Atsugah are enmeshed in the challenges of daily life. Drawing from Ghanaian customs and traditions, they cast a wide net, remaking their world.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019

6:00 PM - Caribbean Film School

Emails to My Little Sister - 35min
Soloman A. Mekonen (Ethiopia)

Not another-film-about-refugees or “the misery” of Africans for there is never a single story. Emails to My Little Sister is an anthropologically intended film project concerning the phenomenology of Blackness in Berlin. The film, however, takes place in Ethiopia where becoming Black is reflected back on in siblings email conversations.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019

7:30 PM - The Don Powell Theatre. (SDSU Campus)

The Rise of The African Female Drummer - 26min
Akin Alabi (Nigeria)

Drumming has been, culturally, a men driven art. This films tells the process and path of a female talking drummers and how women are gaining more rights.

Friday, Jul 5, 2019

8:10 PM - Commodore Barry Park

The Dream of El Dorado - 12min
Miriam Alexa (Germany, France)

"Coming to Europe for an African is like El Dorado." This is a biographical journey of an African trying to find "home" in France. She tells her experience of acclimating to this culture. A mother tells how this migration has separated her from her children and the hardships she has aced.

Friday, Feb 1, 2019

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Monday, Jul 29, 2019

5:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

We Are All Migrants - 20min
Rowenna Baldwin (UK)

Activism and performance that take place at this annual carnival are discussed.

Friday, Jun 14, 2019

1:00 PM - Srinakharinwirot University

Mis(s) Interpreted - 5min
Ayesha Kosaka (USA)

The film is a short film on the suppression of the black female voice. Although society traps black women in a box, we want to express that we can still move past the stereotypes and break through.

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019

6:00 PM - Caribbean Film School

Atena/Nets - 6min
Mark Freeman (USA, Ghana)

This is a site-specific contemporary dance set in Jamestown, a traditional fishing community in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Rising stars in Ghana’s dance community, Julius Yaw Quansah and Sena Atsugah are enmeshed in the challenges of daily life. Drawing from Ghanaian customs and traditions, they cast a wide net, remaking their world.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019

7:30 PM - The Don Powell Theatre. (SDSU Campus)

The Dream of El Dorado - 12min
Miriam Alexa (Germany, France)

"Coming to Europe for an African is like El Dorado." This is a biographical journey of an African trying to find "home" in France. She tells her experience of acclimating to this culture. A mother tells how this migration has separated her from her children and the hardships she has aced.

Saturday, Jul 6, 2019

6:00 PM - Commodore Barry Park

Moriri - 28min
Mohau Mannathoko, Tlotlo Rasesia (Botswana, South Africa)

A gripping documentary addressing the contentious issue of black hair. The evolution of hair from pre-colonial era to post looking at the natural hair and weave phenomena.

Sunday, Dec 9, 2018

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Monday, Jul 29, 2019

5:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

The Dream of El Dorado - 12min
Miriam Alexa (Germany, France)

"Coming to Europe for an African is like El Dorado." This is a biographical journey of an African trying to find "home" in France. She tells her experience of acclimating to this culture. A mother tells how this migration has separated her from her children and the hardships she has aced.

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019

6:00 PM - Caribbean Film School

Golden fish, African fish - 60min
Thomas Grand (Senegal)

The Casamance region in the South of Senegal is one of the last area of traditional fishing in West Africa. Facing the growing menace of industrial fishing companies and overcoming very harsh working conditions, the fishermen of Casamance contribute to the food supply (ou food safety) of many African countries. But for how long?

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019

7:30 PM - The Don Powell Theatre. (SDSU Campus)

Maid In Hell - 59min
Søren Klovborg (Saudi Arabia, Kenya)

Women from Africa (Kenya) are being sent to be house maids in Saudi Arabia with little to no human rights.

Saturday, Jul 6, 2019

6:35 PM - Commodore Barry Park

Emails to My Little Sister - 35min
Soloman A. Mekonen (Ethiopia)

Not another-film-about-refugees or “the misery” of Africans for there is never a single story. Emails to My Little Sister is an anthropologically intended film project concerning the phenomenology of Blackness in Berlin. The film, however, takes place in Ethiopia where becoming Black is reflected back on in siblings email conversations.

Monday, Jul 29, 2019

8:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

The Mayor's Race - 80min
Loraine Blumenthal (Germany)

This film follows the mayor of Bristol, a black man in England. The narration of the mayor explores why it's so critical to have a black man representing Bristol because of its rich history.

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019

6:00 PM - Caribbean Film School

Conquest and Prison - 8min
Mark Freeman (USA, South Africa)

Conquest and Prison is a two-part suite combing text, spoken word and site-specific dance set in Grahamstown, South Africa. Part I –– Oscar’s Journey –– is a solo performance by Oscar Buthelezi, the first African choreographer to win the prestigious Kurt Jooss Prize (Road 2016). This personal work combines personal poetic reflection and a performance at British built Ft. Selwyn. Part II –– Child’s Play–– features Lorin Sookool and Julia Wilson at the Old Gaol, which imprisoned 1000’s of black South Africans. This virtual duet in words and images attempts to reclaim and re-imagine this site of suffering.

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

7:30 PM - SDSU Downtown Art Gallery

We Are All Migrants - 20min
Rowenna Baldwin (UK)

Activism and performance that take place at this annual carnival are discussed.

Saturday, Jul 6, 2019

7:15 PM - Commodore Barry Park

Children of the Incursion - 24min
Ina Sotirova, Eka Campbell (Jamaica)

In May 2010, the Jamaican government carried out a controversial military operation in downtown Kingston’s notorious inner city communities of Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town, where the area don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke ruled a state of his own. The Tivoli Incursion, as the operation came to be known, left many dead and many more scarred for life, especially the children. Seven years later, now in their late teens and early twenties, they reflect on the traumatic experience and how it continues to affect their lives. Children of the Incursion is a poetic journey through memories, realities and universal truths seen through the eyes of inner- city youths that attempts to understand the rampant and increasing violence in Jamaica.

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019

2:00 PM - Film Corp Screening Room

Congo - A Political Tragedy - 87min
Patrick Kabeya (Congo)

This is a history based film telling the political tragedy of Democratic Congo.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019

11:30 AM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Atena/Nets - 6min
Mark Freeman (USA, Ghana)

This is a site-specific contemporary dance set in Jamestown, a traditional fishing community in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Rising stars in Ghana’s dance community, Julius Yaw Quansah and Sena Atsugah are enmeshed in the challenges of daily life. Drawing from Ghanaian customs and traditions, they cast a wide net, remaking their world.

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019

6:00 PM - Caribbean Film School

Children of the Incursion - 24min
Ina Sotirova, Eka Campbell (Jamaica)

In May 2010, the Jamaican government carried out a controversial military operation in downtown Kingston’s notorious inner city communities of Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town, where the area don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke ruled a state of his own. The Tivoli Incursion, as the operation came to be known, left many dead and many more scarred for life, especially the children. Seven years later, now in their late teens and early twenties, they reflect on the traumatic experience and how it continues to affect their lives. Children of the Incursion is a poetic journey through memories, realities and universal truths seen through the eyes of inner- city youths that attempts to understand the rampant and increasing violence in Jamaica.

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

7:30 PM - SDSU Downtown Art Gallery

Children of the Incursion - 24min
Ina Sotirova, Eka Campbell (Jamaica)

In May 2010, the Jamaican government carried out a controversial military operation in downtown Kingston’s notorious inner city communities of Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town, where the area don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke ruled a state of his own. The Tivoli Incursion, as the operation came to be known, left many dead and many more scarred for life, especially the children. Seven years later, now in their late teens and early twenties, they reflect on the traumatic experience and how it continues to affect their lives. Children of the Incursion is a poetic journey through memories, realities and universal truths seen through the eyes of inner- city youths that attempts to understand the rampant and increasing violence in Jamaica.

Sunday, Jul 7, 2019

6:30 PM - Commodore Barry Park

Congo - A Political Tragedy - 87min
Patrick Kabeya (Congo)

This is a history based film telling the political tragedy of Democratic Congo.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019

11:30 AM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Golden fish, African fish - 60min
Thomas Grand (Senegal)

The Casamance region in the South of Senegal is one of the last area of traditional fishing in West Africa. Facing the growing menace of industrial fishing companies and overcoming very harsh working conditions, the fishermen of Casamance contribute to the food supply (ou food safety) of many African countries. But for how long?

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019

6:00 PM - Caribbean Film School

Congo - A Political Tragedy - 87min
Patrick Kabeya (Congo)

This is a history based film telling the political tragedy of Democratic Congo.

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019

6:00 PM - Kongis's Harvest Art Gallery, FREEDOM PARK

Awani - 38min
Aderonke Adeola (Nigeria)

Sexual Assault of Women, Decolonization of Patriarchy, of the body. Discussion of women's rights/feminism that lacks in Nigeria, especially having to do with sexual assault. Film is composed of interviews, images, recollections of histories and stories.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019

2:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Awani - 38min
Aderonke Adeola (Nigeria)

Sexual Assault of Women, Decolonization of Patriarchy, of the body. Discussion of women's rights/feminism that lacks in Nigeria, especially having to do with sexual assault. Film is composed of interviews, images, recollections of histories and stories.

Friday, Aug 30, 2019

6:00 PM - Caribbean Film School

Skin - 80min
Directed by Daniel Etim Effiong (Lagos, Nigeria)

This film explores the hierarchy of skin--light verssus dark. It discusses how this has split up communities and identities.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019

2:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Mis(s) Interpreted - 5min
Ayesha Kosaka (USA)

The film is a short film on the suppression of the black female voice. Although society traps black women in a box, we want to express that we can still move past the stereotypes and break through.

Friday, Aug 30, 2019

6:00 PM - Caribbean Film School

Mis(s) Interpreted - 5min
Ayesha Kosaka (USA)

The film is a short film on the suppression of the black female voice. Although society traps black women in a box, we want to express that we can still move past the stereotypes and break through.

Friday, Mar 22, 2019

4:55 PM - Kongis's Harvest Art Gallery, FREEDOM PARK

Maid In Hell - 59min
Søren Klovborg (Saudi Arabia, Kenya)

Women from Africa (Kenya) are being sent to be house maids in Saudi Arabia with little to no human rights.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019

2:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

The Rise of The African Female Drummer - 26min
Akin Alabi (Nigeria)

Drumming has been, culturally, a men driven art. This films tells the process and path of a female talking drummers and how women are gaining more rights.

Friday, Aug 30, 2019

6:00 PM - Caribbean Film School

The Rise of The African Female Drummer - 26min
Akin Alabi (Nigeria)

Drumming has been, culturally, a men driven art. This films tells the process and path of a female talking drummers and how women are gaining more rights.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019

5:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Bakosó: AfroBeats of Cuba - 51min
Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi (USA, Cuba)

Afrobeat has helped create a new genre called Bakosó, which itself is beautiful proof that the exchange between Cuba and Africa did not end with the Transatlantic slave trade. Through stunning visuals and a score created by the founders of the genre, the film shows the technology, culture and landscape that shape this African-Caribbean fusion.

Friday, Aug 30, 2019

6:00 PM - Caribbean Film School

Bakosó: AfroBeats of Cuba - 51min
Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi (USA, Cuba)

Afrobeat has helped create a new genre called Bakosó, which itself is beautiful proof that the exchange between Cuba and Africa did not end with the Transatlantic slave trade. Through stunning visuals and a score created by the founders of the genre, the film shows the technology, culture and landscape that shape this African-Caribbean fusion.

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019

10:00 AM - Kongis's Harvest Art Gallery, FREEDOM PARK

The Forgotten Kingdom? Chronicle of the North - 67min
Roland Maniaya Sumani Seini (Ghana)

The film tells the history of Ghana in order to promote peace and unity. The improvement of education in order for success of the people and society is the motive of this film.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019

5:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Meet the Band - 60min
Mohau Mannathoko (Botswana, South Africa)

Meet the band is a jazz infusion live performance documentary about taking original Botswana hit songs then playing them live with a jazz feel. The documentary also addresses challenges faced by musicians and how they can conquer them. It includes oral and written narrations of the songs played by the band.

Saturday, Aug 31, 2019

6:00 PM - Caribbean Film School

Skin - 80min
Directed by Daniel Etim Effiong (Lagos, Nigeria)

This film explores the hierarchy of skin--light verssus dark. It discusses how this has split up communities and identities.

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019

1:15 PM - Kongis's Harvest Art Gallery, FREEDOM PARK

I’m Beautiful In Every Shade - 35min
Ana Scheu Amigo (Uganda)

Follows the lives of people of all ages who are albino in Africa. This skin condition has impacted how people perceive them and how they take care of themselves

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019

8:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

In Stiches - 44min
Hannah Rafkin & Meg Robbins (USA, South Africa)

Vernacular comedians Noko Moswete, Luphelo Kodwa, and Zicco Sithole are flipping the script. Addressing the long-ignored South African majority, these artists are decolonizing comedy. Audiences are hooked. Vernac shows buzz with unparalleled energy, somewhere between a rock concert and a sermon. Never before have black South African audiences shared such powerful catharsis, led by magnetic comedians who look and sound like them. If laughter is the best medicine, these artists act as guerrilla medics, using humor to tend to the untreated masses.

Saturday, Aug 31, 2019

6:00 PM - Caribbean Film School

Maid In Hell - 59min
Søren Klovborg (Saudi Arabia, Kenya)

Women from Africa (Kenya) are being sent to be house maids in Saudi Arabia with little to no human rights.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019

8:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Tegwan's Nest - 44min
Loring McAlpin (USA, South Africa)

Tegwan’s Nest brings subtle perspective to race, land and memory through this unusual story of a South African farm. The film follows the family members and current residents of this farm in South Africa.

Saturday, Aug 31, 2019

6:00 PM - Caribbean Film School

Emails to My Little Sister - 35min
Soloman A. Mekonen (Ethiopia)

Not another-film-about-refugees or “the misery” of Africans for there is never a single story. Emails to My Little Sister is an anthropologically intended film project concerning the phenomenology of Blackness in Berlin. The film, however, takes place in Ethiopia where becoming Black is reflected back on in siblings email conversations.

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019

3:30 PM - Kongis's Harvest Art Gallery, F/PARK

The Rise of The African Female Drummer - 26min
Akin Alabi (Nigeria)

Drumming has been, culturally, a men driven art. This films tells the process and path of a female talking drummers and how women are gaining more rights.

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019

11:30 AM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Moriri - 28min
Mohau Mannathoko, Tlotlo Rasesia (Botswana, South Africa)

A gripping documentary addressing the contentious issue of black hair. The evolution of hair from pre-colonial era to post looking at the natural hair and weave phenomena.

11:30 AM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Ndi Mulungi Mu Langi Yonna – I’m Beautiful in Every Shade - 35min
Ana Scheu Amigo (Switzerland)

How do you deal with the fact that you look very different from everybody else? Just like "Bazungu" (white people), people with albinism attract attention everywhere they go in Uganda. Not only are they constantly being stared at, but the lack of medical knowledge also causes a number of people to be afraid of them due to common misperceptions, like the idea that people with albinism are cursed.

2:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Please Darling, Don’t Die Before Me - 31min
Debbie Soni (West Africa)

The film explores the lives and stories of widows in Africa. There is a stigma around being a widow even though there is added responsibility, their fears, their widow rights, and hopes for the future.

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019

4:15 PM - Nigerian Film Corp Screening Room

Please Darling, Don’t Die Before Me - 31min
Debbie Soni (West Africa)

The film explores the lives and stories of widows in Africa. There is a stigma around being a widow even though there is added responsibility, their fears, their widow rights, and hopes for the future.

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019

2:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

R1514, the waiting - 14min
Salvador Alemany (Spain)

The Sahrawi refugee camps near Tindouf, Algeria, began at the end of 1975 in one of the toughest places in the world, the Hammada, the devil’s garden. The Sahrawi have made a home under extreme conditions, a desert with frequent sandstorms and temperatures over 50 °C in summer, with no water but rare heavy flash rainfalls that flood the camps. This is the camp’s 43rd anniversary.

2:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Conquest and Prison - 8min
Mark Freeman (USA, South Africa)

Conquest and Prison is a two-part suite combing text, spoken word and site-specific dance set in Grahamstown, South Africa. Part I –– Oscar’s Journey –– is a solo performance by Oscar Buthelezi, the first African choreographer to win the prestigious Kurt Jooss Prize (Road 2016). This personal work combines personal poetic reflection and a performance at British built Ft. Selwyn. Part II –– Child’s Play–– features Lorin Sookool and Julia Wilson at the Old Gaol, which imprisoned 1000’s of black South Africans. This virtual duet in words and images attempts to reclaim and re-imagine this site of suffering.

2:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Children of the Incursion - 24min
Ina Sotirova, Eka Campbell (Jamaica)

In May 2010, the Jamaican government carried out a controversial military operation in downtown Kingston’s notorious inner city communities of Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town, where the area don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke ruled a state of his own. The Tivoli Incursion, as the operation came to be known, left many dead and many more scarred for life, especially the children. Seven years later, now in their late teens and early twenties, they reflect on the traumatic experience and how it continues to affect their lives. Children of the Incursion is a poetic journey through memories, realities and universal truths seen through the eyes of inner- city youths that attempts to understand the rampant and increasing violence in Jamaica.

5:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

OMO CHILD: THE RIVER AND THE BUSH - 86min
John Rowe (Ethiopia, USA)

For many generations the Kara tribal people of the Omo Valley (southwest Ethiopia) believed some children are cursed and that these "cursed" children bring disease, drought and death to the tribe. The curse is called "mingi" and mingi children are killed. Lale Labuko, a young educated man from the Kara tribe was 15 years old when he saw a child in his village killed and also learned that he had 2 older sisters he never knew who had been killed. He decided one day he would stop this horrific practice. The film follows Lale’s journey over a five-year period along with the people of his tribe as they attempt to change this ancient practice.

8:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

The City's Champions - 83min
David Pradel (USA)

From beginning to end, a journey of glory and pain for a men's basketball team that became a family of brothers and made history for the city of San Diego during the 2016-2017 season. A championship story like no other.

Thursday, Aug 1, 2019

11:30 AM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Maid In Hell - 59min
Søren Klovborg (Saudi Arabia, Kenya)

Women from Africa (Kenya) are being sent to be house maids in Saudi Arabia with little to no human rights.

11:30 AM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

We Are All Migrants - 20min
Rowenna Baldwin (UK)

Activism and performance that take place at this annual carnival are discussed.

11:30 AM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

The Dream of El Dorado - 12min
Miriam Alexa (Germany, France)

"Coming to Europe for an African is like El Dorado." This is a biographical journey of an African trying to find "home" in France. She tells her experience of acclimating to this culture. A mother tells how this migration has separated her from her children and the hardships she has aced.

2:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

In Stiches - 44min
Hannah Rafkin & Meg Robbins (USA, South Africa)

Vernacular comedians Noko Moswete, Luphelo Kodwa, and Zicco Sithole are flipping the script. Addressing the long-ignored South African majority, these artists are decolonizing comedy. Audiences are hooked. Vernac shows buzz with unparalleled energy, somewhere between a rock concert and a sermon. Never before have black South African audiences shared such powerful catharsis, led by magnetic comedians who look and sound like them. If laughter is the best medicine, these artists act as guerrilla medics, using humor to tend to the untreated masses.

2:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Tegwan's Nest - 44min
Loring McAlpin (USA, South Africa)

Tegwan’s Nest brings subtle perspective to race, land and memory through this unusual story of a South African farm. The film follows the family members and current residents of this farm in South Africa.

5:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

African Diaspora - 14min
Joseph Boateng (Ghana)

Second generation young woman goes back to Ghana, West Africa after living in UK most of her life. Very relevant to the social, cultural, historical exploration of Ghana and how to discover your diaspora. The young woman has organized a sports development program for youth.

5:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

The City's Champions - 83min
David Pradel (USA)

From beginning to end, a journey of glory and pain for a men's basketball team that became a family of brothers and made history for the city of San Diego during the 2016-2017 season. A championship story like no other.

8:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

The Mayor's Race - 80min
Loraine Blumenthal (Germany)

This film follows the mayor of Bristol, a black man in England. The narration of the mayor explores why it's so critical to have a black man representing Bristol because of its rich history.

Friday, Aug 2, 2019

11:30 AM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Awani - 38min
Aderonke Adeola (Nigeria)

Sexual Assault of Women, Decolonization of Patriarchy, of the body. Discussion of women's rights/feminism that lacks in Nigeria, especially having to do with sexual assault. Film is composed of interviews, images, recollections of histories and stories.

11:30 AM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Mis(s) Interpreted - 5min
Ayesha Kosaka (USA)

The film is a short film on the suppression of the black female voice. Although society traps black women in a box, we want to express that we can still move past the stereotypes and break through.

11:30 AM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

The Rise of The African Female Drummer - 26min
Akin Alabi (Nigeria)

Drumming has been, culturally, a men driven art. This films tells the process and path of a female talking drummers and how women are gaining more rights.

2:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Bakosó: AfroBeats of Cuba - 51min
Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi (USA, Cuba)

Afrobeat has helped create a new genre called Bakosó, which itself is beautiful proof that the exchange between Cuba and Africa did not end with the Transatlantic slave trade. Through stunning visuals and a score created by the founders of the genre, the film shows the technology, culture and landscape that shape this African-Caribbean fusion.

2:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Meet the Band - 60min
Mohau Mannathoko (Botswana, South Africa)

Meet the band is a jazz infusion live performance documentary about taking original Botswana hit songs then playing them live with a jazz feel. The documentary also addresses challenges faced by musicians and how they can conquer them. It includes oral and written narrations of the songs played by the band.

5:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Emails to My Little Sister - 35min
Soloman A. Mekonen (Ethiopia)

Not another-film-about-refugees or “the misery” of Africans for there is never a single story. Emails to My Little Sister is an anthropologically intended film project concerning the phenomenology of Blackness in Berlin. The film, however, takes place in Ethiopia where becoming Black is reflected back on in siblings email conversations.

5:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Tegwan's Nest - 44min
Loring McAlpin (USA, South Africa)

Tegwan’s Nest brings subtle perspective to race, land and memory through this unusual story of a South African farm. The film follows the family members and current residents of this farm in South Africa.

5:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Congo - A Political Tragedy - 87min
Patrick Kabeya (Congo)

This is a history based film telling the political tragedy of Democratic Congo.

8:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

The City's Champions - 83min
David Pradel (USA)

From beginning to end, a journey of glory and pain for a men's basketball team that became a family of brothers and made history for the city of San Diego during the 2016-2017 season. A championship story like no other.

Saturday, Aug 3, 2019

11:30 AM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Please Darling, Don’t Die Before Me - 31min
Debbie Soni (West Africa)

The film explores the lives and stories of widows in Africa. There is a stigma around being a widow even though there is added responsibility, their fears, their widow rights, and hopes for the future.

11:30 AM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

R1514, the waiting - 14min
Salvador Alemany (Spain)

The Sahrawi refugee camps near Tindouf, Algeria, began at the end of 1975 in one of the toughest places in the world, the Hammada, the devil’s garden. The Sahrawi have made a home under extreme conditions, a desert with frequent sandstorms and temperatures over 50 °C in summer, with no water but rare heavy flash rainfalls that flood the camps. This is the camp’s 43rd anniversary.

11:30 AM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Conquest and Prison - 8min
Mark Freeman (USA, South Africa)

Conquest and Prison is a two-part suite combing text, spoken word and site-specific dance set in Grahamstown, South Africa. Part I –– Oscar’s Journey –– is a solo performance by Oscar Buthelezi, the first African choreographer to win the prestigious Kurt Jooss Prize (Road 2016). This personal work combines personal poetic reflection and a performance at British built Ft. Selwyn. Part II –– Child’s Play–– features Lorin Sookool and Julia Wilson at the Old Gaol, which imprisoned 1000’s of black South Africans. This virtual duet in words and images attempts to reclaim and re-imagine this site of suffering.

11:30 AM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Children of the Incursion - 24min
Ina Sotirova, Eka Campbell (Jamaica)

In May 2010, the Jamaican government carried out a controversial military operation in downtown Kingston’s notorious inner city communities of Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town, where the area don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke ruled a state of his own. The Tivoli Incursion, as the operation came to be known, left many dead and many more scarred for life, especially the children. Seven years later, now in their late teens and early twenties, they reflect on the traumatic experience and how it continues to affect their lives. Children of the Incursion is a poetic journey through memories, realities and universal truths seen through the eyes of inner- city youths that attempts to understand the rampant and increasing violence in Jamaica.

2:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Emails to My Little Sister - 35min
Soloman A. Mekonen (Ethiopia)

Not another-film-about-refugees or “the misery” of Africans for there is never a single story. Emails to My Little Sister is an anthropologically intended film project concerning the phenomenology of Blackness in Berlin. The film, however, takes place in Ethiopia where becoming Black is reflected back on in siblings email conversations.

2:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Tegwan's Nest - 44min
Loring McAlpin (USA, South Africa)

Tegwan’s Nest brings subtle perspective to race, land and memory through this unusual story of a South African farm. The film follows the family members and current residents of this farm in South Africa.

2:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Atena/Nets - 6min
Mark Freeman (USA, Ghana)

This is a site-specific contemporary dance set in Jamestown, a traditional fishing community in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Rising stars in Ghana’s dance community, Julius Yaw Quansah and Sena Atsugah are enmeshed in the challenges of daily life. Drawing from Ghanaian customs and traditions, they cast a wide net, remaking their world.

5:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Golden fish, African fish - 60min
Thomas Grand (Senegal)

The Casamance region in the South of Senegal is one of the last area of traditional fishing in West Africa. Facing the growing menace of industrial fishing companies and overcoming very harsh working conditions, the fishermen of Casamance contribute to the food supply (ou food safety) of many African countries. But for how long?

5:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Skin - 80min
Directed by Daniel Etim Effiong (Lagos, Nigeria)

This film explores the hierarchy of skin--light verssus dark. It discusses how this has split up communities and identities.

Sunday, Aug 4, 2019

11:30 AM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

OMO CHILD: THE RIVER AND THE BUSH - 86min
John Rowe (Ethiopia, USA)

For many generations the Kara tribal people of the Omo Valley (southwest Ethiopia) believed some children are cursed and that these "cursed" children bring disease, drought and death to the tribe. The curse is called "mingi" and mingi children are killed. Lale Labuko, a young educated man from the Kara tribe was 15 years old when he saw a child in his village killed and also learned that he had 2 older sisters he never knew who had been killed. He decided one day he would stop this horrific practice. The film follows Lale’s journey over a five-year period along with the people of his tribe as they attempt to change this ancient practice.

2:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Moriri - 28min
Mohau Mannathoko, Tlotlo Rasesia (Botswana, South Africa)

A gripping documentary addressing the contentious issue of black hair. The evolution of hair from pre-colonial era to post looking at the natural hair and weave phenomena.

2:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Ndi Mulungi Mu Langi Yonna – I’m Beautiful in Every Shade - 35min
Ana Scheu Amigo (Switzerland)

How do you deal with the fact that you look very different from everybody else? Just like "Bazungu" (white people), people with albinism attract attention everywhere they go in Uganda. Not only are they constantly being stared at, but the lack of medical knowledge also causes a number of people to be afraid of them due to common misperceptions, like the idea that people with albinism are cursed.

2:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Skin - 80min
Directed by Daniel Etim Effiong (Lagos, Nigeria)

This film explores the hierarchy of skin--light verssus dark. It discusses how this has split up communities and identities.

2:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

dancedance/Re♦Volution - 26min
Mark Freeman (USA, South Africa)

This documentary is an introduction to the vibrant diversity of contemporary dance in South Africa. Rooted in both tradition and the idioms of modern movement, this half-hour documentary introduces new audiences to work ranging from site-specific solos to multi-media physical theater. The struggle for freedom is ongoing in post-apartheid South Africa.

5:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Awani - 38min
Aderonke Adeola (Nigeria)

Sexual Assault of Women, Decolonization of Patriarchy, of the body. Discussion of women's rights/feminism that lacks in Nigeria, especially having to do with sexual assault. Film is composed of interviews, images, recollections of histories and stories.

5:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Mis(s) Interpreted - 5min
Ayesha Kosaka (USA)

The film is a short film on the suppression of the black female voice. Although society traps black women in a box, we want to express that we can still move past the stereotypes and break through.

5:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

The Rise of The African Female Drummer - 26min
Akin Alabi (Nigeria)

Drumming has been, culturally, a men driven art. This films tells the process and path of a female talking drummers and how women are gaining more rights.

5:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Bakosó: AfroBeats of Cuba - 51min
Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi (USA, Cuba)

Afrobeat has helped create a new genre called Bakosó, which itself is beautiful proof that the exchange between Cuba and Africa did not end with the Transatlantic slave trade. Through stunning visuals and a score created by the founders of the genre, the film shows the technology, culture and landscape that shape this African-Caribbean fusion.

5:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Meet the Band - 60min
Mohau Mannathoko (Botswana, South Africa)

Meet the band is a jazz infusion live performance documentary about taking original Botswana hit songs then playing them live with a jazz feel. The documentary also addresses challenges faced by musicians and how they can conquer them. It includes oral and written narrations of the songs played by the band.

8:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

Maid In Hell - 59min
Søren Klovborg (Saudi Arabia, Kenya)

Women from Africa (Kenya) are being sent to be house maids in Saudi Arabia with little to no human rights.

8:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

The Dream of El Dorado - 12min
Miriam Alexa (Germany, France)

"Coming to Europe for an African is like El Dorado." This is a biographical journey of an African trying to find "home" in France. She tells her experience of acclimating to this culture. A mother tells how this migration has separated her from her children and the hardships she has aced.

8:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

The Forgotten Kingdom? Chronicle of the North - 67min
Roland Maniaya Sumani Seini (Ghana)

The film tells the history of Ghana in order to promote peace and unity. The improvement of education in order for success of the people and society is the motive of this film.

8:30 PM - PULP Cinema at Stellenbosch University

OMO CHILD: THE RIVER AND THE BUSH - 86min
John Rowe (Ethiopia, USA)

For many generations the Kara tribal people of the Omo Valley (southwest Ethiopia) believed some children are cursed and that these "cursed" children bring disease, drought and death to the tribe. The curse is called "mingi" and mingi children are killed. Lale Labuko, a young educated man from the Kara tribe was 15 years old when he saw a child in his village killed and also learned that he had 2 older sisters he never knew who had been killed. He decided one day he would stop this horrific practice. The film follows Lale’s journey over a five-year period along with the people of his tribe as they attempt to change this ancient practice.

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