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Part of Film 2019 series FilmAfrica
 
Visions

Dir. Surreal 16 (Abba T. Makama, Michael Omonua, C.J. Obasi)
2017, 19min

 

Comprising three shorts inspired by dreams and visions, this anthology work from Nigeria’s Surreal 16 collective—a group of young filmmakers devoted to genre-defying experimentation—explores a young woman’s identity, relationship, and spirituality.

 
Mr. Gele: The Man. The Story. The Craft

Dir. Gladys Eleh
2016, 14min

 

A lively documentary portrait of Segun Gele, a renowned designer of the colorful, elaborately styled Nigerian head wraps known as gele.

 
 
 
Birth of Afrobeat

Dir. Opiyo Okeyo
2018, 7min

 

In this live action-animation hybrid, legendary drummer Tony Allen recounts how he and his partner Fela Kuti created the Afrobeat genre in Lagos, Nigeria.

 
 
Urumuli

Dir. Mujyambere Abdoul
2018, 4min

 

A meditative study of light and movement by Rwandan artist and choreographer Abdoul Mujyambere.

 
 
 
dancedance/ReVolution

Dir. Mark Freeman
2017, 26min

 

This arresting overview of contemporary dance in South Africa showcases the work of innovative choreographers for whom movement becomes a powerful tool with which to address politics, history, race, and gender

 
 
Entitled

Dir. Adeyemi Michael
2018, 4min

 

What does the immigrant fantasy feel like? Director Adeyemi Michael reimagines his mother’s idea of moving from Nigeria to London in this dreamlike short about leaving your country of origin.

 
 
 
 
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