Up Your Black Arse!

Director: Aurélien Bodinaux
Country: Belgium
Year: 2012
Running Time: 14 min.
Language: French

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In a Brussels retirement home, a Belgian and Congolese drink to their long lasting friendship. They argue over an old story. It’s one of broken dreams and wasted lives. Up Your Black Arse! stares into the colonial past to look into our present.

About the Director

Aurélien Bodinaux

aurebodiBiography: Aurélien Bodinaux was born in Belgium in 1968. After graduating with a degree in theater from INSAS in Belgium, he obtained an MFA in film at the University of New Orleans, where he later taught, before taking up a position as financial consultant with Arthur Andersen in California for 3 years. In 2000 he created a Belgium-based production company, Néon Rouge Production, which develops, produces, and directs films. In addition to being a director and a producer, Bodinaux is an audiovisual expert who regularly provides training sessions to international organizations.

(Sources:
http://www.clermont-filmfest.com/02_marche/commun/euroconnection.pdf
Through African Eyes – Conversations with the Directors – Volume 2, BONETTI Mahen and SEAG Morgan (Editors), 2010, African Film Festival, Inc. and Printinfo JV LLC, Yerevan, Armenia, p.120.)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Up Your Black Arse! [A ton vieux cul de nègre !] (2012).

Filmography:
Bafata Blues (2005 – Aurélien Bodinaux, Pierre-André Itin);
L’Ombre d’une vie (2010);
Up Your Black Arse! [A ton vieux cul de nègre !] (2011).