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Shorts Program: New World Order




Thu, Feb 4, 2021
to Sun, Feb 14, 2021

Film at Lincoln Center - Virtual Cinema

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This event is part of the 28th NYAFF — "Notes from Home: Recurring Dreams & Women's Voices" Learn More

Set in the past as well as the speculative future, the shorts in the program tell nuanced stories about women of various generations.

NYAFF 2021 All-Access Pass
Enjoy access to all Film at Lincoln Center virtual screenings during the 28th edition of the New York African Film Festival for just $100 ($168 value). Purchase here.


Joko Ya Hao

Mmabatho Montsho / South Africa / 2020 / 36mins

Inspired by the memory and spirit of Winnie Mandela, Joko Ya Hao is a celebration of the power of women.


Tomisin Adepeju / UK / 2019 / 14mins

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

Black Lady Goddess

Chelsea Odufu / USA / 2019 / 25mins

In Black Lady Goddess, a satirical Afrofuturistic series set in the year 2040, humans have discovered that God is a Black woman, and reparations of $455,000 have been issued to each person of African descent. In this brave new world, a young activist, Ifeoma Johnson, comes into her own.


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.


Vatora Godwin / USA / 2019 / 12mins

When a salacious tape threatens a woman’s marriage, an unexpected encounter offers her a door she must choose to open or close.