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Shorts Program: Time Embodied in Hue, Poetry, and Bold Imagery



Fri, May 20, 2022
to Sun, May 22, 2022

Maysles Virtual Cinema

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

This program of experimental and animated shorts follows trajectories of personal evolutions and connected temporalities, in hue, poetry, and bold imagery.


Winter Insect, Summer Flower

Gbenga Komolafe & Tee Jaehyung Park / USA / 2021 / 11mins

Described as a trans woman's journey of love, loss, and redemption through the seasons, Winter Insect, Summer Flower uses a circular narrative to explore the ever-evolving body.

How the Tortoise Cracked its Shell / Ijapa for President

Kamal Adisa / USA and Nigeria / 2021 / 15mins

Set in a not-so-distant future Lagos, Remi, an EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission) officer, investigates Ijapa's mysterious presidential campaign.

An Ode to a Time I Loved Bread

Neema Ngelime / Belgium, Portugal, Hungary and Tanzania / 2021 / 11mins

This memory trip of juvenile sentiments recalls the filmmaker's time at a colonial legacy boarding school. To revisit those times, the director, Neema recreates her memories using collage. She lays down the absurd, the silly, and the sometimes unforgivable, interrogating it with her present self.

Ele of The Dark

Yace Sula / USA / 2021 / 13mins

In this experimental short, nonbinary visual artist, Ele, contemplates their evolving relationship with darkness.