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WELCOME TO CINéMA AFRICAIN! Kino im Saal der Stadtwerkstatt mit aktuellen Spiel-, Dokumentar- und Kurzfilmen vom afrikanischen Kontinent – großteils Österreichpremieren! Als Gegenbilder zur vorherrschenden „Afrika“ Rezeption spannen wir den Bogen von einer postapokalyptischen Lovestory in Addis Abeba, der LGBTI Bewegung in Kenia, einem britisch-nigerianischen Comedy Drama zweier Brüder in London, dem Afro-Hipster Milieu in Johannesburg, Kuduro Musik in Angola, einem Pidgin Rap Musical in Accra, afrofuturistischer Raumfahrt in Zambia, Internet-Betrug gepaart mit Voodoo Magie in Ghana, einem Superhelden in Burkina Faso bis hin zu einem einsamen Hitler Klon in Äthiopien. Come and join us!
Chigger Ale 1)
(Dir: The Mysterious Fanta Ananas, Ethiopia 2013, 11min)
One night, a strange clone of Hitler comes to Fendika - a grassroots tavern in Addis Ababa... + Crumbs 2)
(Dir. Miguel Llans贸, Ethiopia 2015, 68min)
Tired of picking up the crumbs of gone-by civilizations, Candy dreams his life away when not living in a state of perpetual fear. When the spaceship in the sky begins to turn on and after a series of freak incidents, our miniature-sized hero will be forced to embark on a surreal epic journey that will lead him through the post-apocalyptic Ethiopian landscape as he confronts himself, his fears and witches, Santa Claus and second generation Nazis: only to discover that was he had long believed is not what he expected.
FRIday 27.11.2015 17:30 The Ridcycler 1) (Dir. Wanlov The Kubolor, Ghana 2015, 3min) Musical short film about the found objects collector and street vendor Amoako in Achimota, Accra. +
Scrap Metal Men 2) (Dir. Alex Wondergem & Adu Lalouschek, UK | Ghana 2015, 12min) Scrap Metal Men is set in Agbogbloshie, a suburb of Accra. This location is the site of the world’s largest e-waste dump, and we as an audience navigate this landscape by following the daily life of two scrap metal men, Chief and Life Owner. + Lettres Du Voyant 3) (Dir. Louis Henderson, France | Ghana 2013, 40min)
«To take back the gold that was stolen from us – this is the object of our actions.» Lettres du Voyant is a documentary-fiction about spiritism and technology in contemporary Ghana, which attempts to uncover a mysterious practice called „Sakawa“ - internet scams mixed with voodoo magic. Tracing back the scammers’ stories to the times of Ghanaian independence, the film proposes Sakawa as a form of anti-neocolonial resistance. Shorts program:
19:00 Walk With Me 4) (Dir. Johan Oettinger & Peter Tukei Muhumuza, Denmark | Uganda 2014, 12min) This complex, sometimes dark short film skilfully combines animation and feature film techniques. A young girl in Uganda dreams of being a ballerina, which is remarkable and almost infeasible in rural Africa. + Soko Sonko | The Market King 5) (Dir. Ekwa Msangi, USA | Kenya 2014, 20min)
When her mother falls sick, Kibibi’s father, Ed, is tasked with taking her to the market to get her hair braided before school begins. Soko Sonko is a hilarious, fish-out of-water rollercoaster of a journey, about a well-intended dad who braves the fires and goes where no man has gone before because only women have been there!
Afronauts 6) (Dir. Frances Bodomo, USA 2014, 14min) On 16 July 1969, America prepares to launch Apollo 11. Thousands of miles away, the Zambia Space Academy hopes to beat America to the moon. Inspired by true events. +
Save 7) (Dir. Emnet Mulugeta, Eritrea 2015, 6min) The story follows a young girl, passionate about football, and a shopkeeper living in remote desert village. It’s a film about harsh reality, dreams and the blurred line between the two seen thru the eyes of a 6 year old. + Twaaga 8) (Dir. Cèdric Ido, Burkina Faso 2013, 30min)
Burkina Faso, in 1985. Manu, an eight-year-old boy, has no friends. He clings to his older brother Albert and to his two friends, Kaboré and Ibou, non-stop. When Albert is marabouted to become invincible, Manu realizes that in the real life exists the powers which can compete with those of the super hero whose adventures he reads in comic strips every week. 21:00
Stories Of Our Lives 9) (Dir. Jim Chuchu, Kenya 2014, 60min)
Two young women are in trouble for their ‘peculiar’ relationship; a farm hand is tormented when his crush begins courting a woman; a young DVD seller is intoxicated by the smoke and sounds of a clandestine gay bar. These are among the tales featured in this beautifully rendered collection of narratives from LGBTI Kenyans. Stories of Our Lives started out as an archival project by the multi-disciplinary Nest Collective, and the testimonies given have been tenderly wrought into funny, endearing – and at times heartbreaking – sketches. A bold start for first time feature director and artist Jim Chuchu, who, in crisp black and white, not only presents the inner struggles of these characters with formal and aesthetic boldness, but captures the majesty of the landscape they inhabit.
SATURDAY 28.11.2015 15:30 I Love Kuduro 1) (Dir. Mário Patrocínio, Angola 2013, 94min) Kuduro (which literally means ‘hard ass’) is an urban cultural movement born in Angola in the last decade of the country’s civil war. Created in the discos and raves of downtown Luanda, and spreading to other cities and suburbs of Angola, Africa and the rest of the world, Kuduro is simultaneously a dance, a genre of music and a whole lifestyle. Kuduro is now present in every aspect of Angolan popular culture with lyrics that take inspiration from simple day-today things in life, which scores of young Angolans and Africans can relate to. This engaging and fun documentary follows the most idolised stars of this urban phenomenon, including appearances from Bruno de Castro, Eduardo Paim, Sebém, Nagrelha, Hochi Fu, Namayer, Tchobari, Titica, Francis Boy and Cabo Snoop. 17:30 Go to Europe - Save the People 2) (Dir.: J. Kuhn, Lukas Yves Jakel, Germany | Ghana 2015, 02min40) From our base in Africa, the Motherland, RESCEU - an organisation devoted to helping the needy and suffering in Europe - is working to improve that continent’s terrible living conditions. If we in Africa come together and go to Europe, we can help to end this growing humanitarian crisis. Acting and Music: FOKN BOIS. + Coz Of Moni II 3) (Dir. King Luu & Fokn Bois, Ghana 2014, 63min) Ghanaian rap duo, the FOKN Bois, are back – after the success of Coz Ov Moni, billed as the first pidgin musical in the world – with the sequel COZ OV MONI 2: FOKN Revenge, ‘the world’s second first pidgin musical’. While the first installment detailed the follies and foibles of a day in the life of Wanlov the Kubolor and M3NSA, the latest film follows their revenge mission against a gang that ambushed, robbed and left them for dead. The result is eminently entertaining, as uniquely engaging as the music that gives the film its irresistible rhythm.
Gone Too Far 4) (Dir. Destiny Ekaragha, UK
When London teenager Yemi‘s big brother come to live with him from Nigeria, Ikudayisi‘s terrible fashion sense, broad Yoruba accent and misplaced confidence with the opposite sex threaten to destroy Yemi‘s already small amount of street cred. When the pair are forced to spend the day together on their Peckham estate Yemi is forced to confront local bullies, the unattainable girl of his dreams and his own African heritage, eventually teaching both of them the values of family and self-respect. 21:00
5) Ayanda 1) (Dir. Sara Blecher, South Africa 2015, 118min) 21-year-old Afro-hipster and artist Ayanda (Fulu Mugovhani) is the child of a Nigerian father and a South African mother. Since the death of her mechanic father, she’s been thrown into a world of greasy overalls, gender stereotypes and abandoned vintage cars as she struggles to keep his dwindling garage business afloat. When her uncle announces that the garage is to be sold, Ayanda sees the tangible connection to her beloved father start to fade, and so with the help of her boyfriend David (OC Ukeje) embarks on a new business venture, refurbishing old vintage cars for resale in a bid to save the garage. Ayanda’s own freewheeling inventiveness is an allegory for a modern South Africa in transition, where communities are diverse, ideas flow, and where women have a voice.
Information Alle Filme sind in englischer Sprache oder englisch untertitelt. Publikumsgespräche via Skype mit Regisseur_innen werden noch auf auf der Homepage sowie beim Festival bekannt gegeben. Das Festivalprogramm wurde kuratiert von Sandra Krampelhuber TICKETS • Einzeleintritt 5€ • Festivalpass 25€ • Abholung der reservierten Karten bis 20min vor Filmbeginn. • Abendkassa 1h vor Beginn des jeweils ersten Filmes geöffnet. • Reservierungen werden empfohlen (auch mit Festivalpass). • Reservierungen oder Bestellung des Festivalpasses via Email an: firstname.lastname@example.org
TEAM Sandra Krampelhuber – Kuratorin | Produktion Leonard Wegscheider – Technik Eva Falb – Ticketing Andrea Winter – Assistenz Felix Vierlinger – Raumgestaltung | Nightline Ufuk Serbest – Web Design Georg Lippitsch – Graphic Design Stadtwerkstatt – Franz Xaver, Elke Singer, Andreas Heissl, Jörg Parnreiter, Alfred Wögerbauer
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