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FilmAfrica (Traveling Series) Shorts



Tue, May 31, 2022

6:30 pm

BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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This event is part of the 29th NYAFF — "Visions of Freedom" Learn More

These short films invite us into the struggles and dreams of families in Sudan, Senegal, England, South Africa, and more.



Suzannah Mirghani / Sudan and Qatar / 2020 / 20mins

In a cotton-farming village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa has a crush on Babiker, but her parents have arranged her marriage to Nadir, a young Sudanese businessman living abroad.


Tomisin Adepeju / UK / 2019 / 14mins

When an African Pentecostal pastor in London undergoes a life-changing event, she questions everything she believes in.

Ruthan (An Arabi-Juba Word Meaning Language)

Abul Ajak / South Sudan, Uganda and South Africa / 2019 / 12mins

A meditation on migration, loss of language, and the transcendence of reimagined forms of communication. Through her relationship with her grandmothers, filmmaker Abul Ajak explores how cultural identities are not fixed, but always in transition.


Manu Luksch / Austria, Senegal and UK / 2019 / 14mins

Shot in Dakar with the participation of leading Senegalese musicians, poets, and graffiti artists, ALGO-RHYTHM probes the rise in the algorithmic management of daily life and the insidious threats it poses to human rights and agency.


Hlumela Matika / South Africa / 2019 / 13mins

Khanya and Sandiswa’s father leaves them in his car outside the local horse racing tracks under strict instructions to stay put. Khanya gets her period and decides to enter the arena. When she is confronted by her father, the true confines of their delicate relationship come to light.

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