Columbite Tantalite

Director: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Countries: Congo and UK
Year: 2013
Running Time: 12:42  min.
Language: English and Swahili

It’s a postcolonial parable about the west’s hunger for African mineral wealth, and abou Congo’s struggle to come to terms with its past – a contemporary response to Aimé Césaire’s A Season in the Congo, which played at the Young Vic theater earlier in 2013.

About the Director

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Biography: Chiwetelu Ejiofor was born on July 10, 1977 in Forest Gate, London, England, to Nigerian parents, Obiajulu (Okaford), a pharmacist, and Arinze Ejiofor, a doctor. Chiwetel attended Dulwich College in South-East London. By the age of 13 he was appearing in numerous school and National Youth Theatre productions and subsequently attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. In 1996 Ejiofor caught the attention of Steven Spielberg who cast him in the critically acclaimed Amistad. He has since been seen on the big screen in numerous features.

(Source: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0252230/bio)

Films shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Columbite Tantalite (2014). 

Filmography:
Slapper (2008);
Columbite Tantalite (2013).