Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Richardson Library, Student Center Rm. 316
Kenya's first science fiction film, imagines a dystopian future 35 years after water wars have torn the world apart. East African survivors of the ecological devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth's ruined surface.
Swimming in Your Skin Again (2015)
Inventive American filmmaker Terence Nance’s experimental short is based on the work of musician and producer Norvis Jr, a fellow audio-visual auteur. Set in the hot and humid swamps, churches and coastal oases of South Florida, this magical, surreal tale engulfs pop culture and spiritual ritualism, channeling the nurturing convictions of love and relationships.
Kwaku Ananse (2013)
Drawing upon the rich mythology of Ghana, this magical short film combines semi-autobiographical elements from the filmmaker's life with local folklore to tell a spellbinding story of a young American woman who returns to West Africa for her father’s funeral, only to discover his hidden double identity. Winner, African Movie Academy Award, Best Short Film.