In the age of social media, this programme of four short films from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa explores social media’s unremitting presence in our day to day lives.
Opening on a nightclub dancefloor in Kinshasa, Congolese-born musician Baloji’s Zombies is a hallucinatory depiction of our hyper-connected online identities. In Jim Chuchu’s bold art-world satire We Need Prayers, a young African visual artist hatches a sly plan to break into the global art market. In Jaco Bouwer’s this country is lonely, an artist stages endurance performance pieces on Instagram stories to re-enact indignities faced by marginalised people in post-apartheid South Africa. Sorcery, science and sisterhood rule in C.J. Obasi’s Hello, Rain, adapted from author Nnedi Okorafor’s short story Hello, Moto, which follows a scientist-witch who creates magical wigs which grant supernatural powers to their wearers.
This screening is part of Film Feels: Obsession, a UK-wide cinema season supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.
Sun, 14 Jul 2019
£13 Full, £11 Concs/Green, £7 Blue Members.
All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.
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