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Shorts Program: Bending Time

 
 
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An eclectic range of contemporary filmmakers expand the boundaries of Afrofuturism to rewrite the legacy of colonialism and racist oppression in these adventurous, time-warping shorts.

 
I Snuck Off the Slave Ship

Dirs. Lonnie Holley & Cyrus Moussavi
2019, 20min

 

An ecstatic Afrofuturist tone poem set to the music of visionary folk artist Lonnie Holley.

 
A Love Song For Latasha

Dir. Sophia Nahli Allison
2019, 19min

 

A luminous, dreamlike portrait of Latasha Harlins, whose murder at age 15 has overshadowed the truth of her life.

 
 
 
1968 < 2018 > 2068

Dir. Keisha Rae Witherspoon
2019

 

Drawing on literary excerpts from the book Black Quantum Futurism: Theory and Practice, 1968 < 2018 > 2068 is a meditation on cyclical and linear time theory, memory, and trauma.

 
 
Specialised Techniques

Dir. Onyeka Igwe
2018, 6min

 

Director Onyeka Igwe sets out to liberate a documentary film of African dancers from the white colonialist gaze.

 
 
 
The Changing Same

Dir. Cauleen Smith
2001, 10min

 

In this experimental sci-fi-film-noir hybrid, Cauleen Smith (Drylongso) explores Black alienation and outsiderhood via the story of two aliens stationed on Earth searching for kinship and a sense of purpose.

 
 
They Charge For The Sun

Dir. Terence Nance
2016, 16mm

 

Laden with philosophical commentary on race and environmental justice, this profound science-fiction parable follows the journey of a young Black girl through a dystopian Brooklyn where people live nocturnally.

 
 
 
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