Africa in Motion short film competition screening

5.30-8.30pm, Tuesday 15th November 2022
CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge
Register by email: rsvp@panoramajournal.org

In collaboration with Africa in Motion (AiM) and the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), we will be screening AiM’s 2022 Short Film Competition. See the full lineup below.
Lineup

BABA (2022)
MBITHI MASYA / KENYA / 11 MINS / SWAHILI, ENGLISH / RATING 15
A six-year-old boy with the unique gift of teleportation, struggles to understand people and the world around him

FROM HERE TO THERE (2022)
REMY RYUMUGABE / RWANDA / 4 MINS / KINYARWANDA / RATING 15
An old and wise woman sitting by the lake, reflecting on existence.

GRACE (2022)
JOHANNA MAKABI / FRANCE / 14 MINS / FRENCH / RATING 15
Grace, 8, hates her neighborhood and cheerleading, so she decides to join her father in space.

IMMOVABLE OBJECTS (2022)
MANU KUREWA / UK / 20 MINS / ENGLISH / RATING 15
A family finds themselves forced out of their home at the onset of the Covid pandemic.

IN THESE TRYING TIMES (2022)
MOHAMED SHERIF / EGYPT / 21 MINS / ARABIC, ENGLISH / RATING 15
As the inevitable end approaches, three friends try to adapt as the world falls apart around them.

JEDDI / GRANDPA (2022)
HAMZA ATIFI / MOROCCO / 19 MINS / ARABIC / RATING 15
A child sees his grandfather on his deathbed. Confused, he clings to an endemic legend.

JUA KALI / HOT SUN (2021)
JOASH CALVIN OMONDI / KENYA / 18 MINS / ENGLISH, SWAHILI / RATING 15
Diana, a domestic worker, and her colleagues skillfully perform their cleaning duties against the backdrop of their privileged clients’ private struggles and shenanigans.

THE STAR / LA STAR (2021)
KEVIN MAVAKALA / DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO / 14 MINS / FRENCH / RATING 15
With all means at hand, a director does everything possible to succeed in shooting his film. Unfortunately, his lead actress does not wish to facilitate his task.

LETTERS TO THE MAN I LOVE (2021)
BRANDON CLARKE / SOUTH AFRICA / 17 MINS / AFRIKAANS / RATING 15
Set within the aftershocks of South Africa’s Apartheid, a gay farmhand writes letters to his lover.

SUNDAY MORNING / MANHÃ DE DOMINGO (2022)
BRUNO RIBEIRO / BRAZIL / 25 MINS / PORTUGUESE / RATING 15
Gabriela is a young pianist who will perform at her first major recital. However, a dream about her dead mother destabilizes Gabriela’s mind and heart, putting her presentation at risk.

THE PRECIOUS STONE / LA PIERRE PRÉCIEUSE (2022)
BABACAR HANNE DIA / SENEGAL / 20 MINS / FRENCH, WOLOF / RATING 15
Finding by chance, a precious historical stone on an archeological site, two children decide to deliver it to the village authority.