Author Archives: jessica

  • Anton
  • Director: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine
    Country: Uganda/Germany/USA
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 5 min.
    Language: German with English subtitles

    A young German boy longs for his father in Africa.

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  • Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine
  • Biography: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine is a dual citizen of Uganda and America working in the mediums of photography, theatre, film and television.

    Feature film acting credits include Blood Diamond and 40. Film directing credits include Beware of Timeread more»

  • Afripedia x New York
  • Director: Senay Berhe, Teddy Goitom and Benjamin Taft
    Country: USA
    Year: 2016
    Running Time: 12 min.
    Language: English

    In the first in a series of short films set in the African diaspora, we meet Ethiopian/Eritrean Missla Libsekal, the founder of … read more»

  • Alice Diop
  • Biography: In 2011, Alice Diop’s feature documentary Danton’s Death won the Library Award at the Cinéma du Réel Festival as well as the Etoile de la Scam 2012 Award. Shot in 2015, Towards Tenderness did its World Premiere at Creteil … read more»

  • Towards Tenderness
  • Director: Alice Diop
    Country: French
    Year: 2016
    Running Time: 40 min.
    Language: French with English subtitles

    An intimate exploration of a masculine territory in a French suburb, Towards Tenderness follows a group of vagrant men, while a universe is revealed … read more»

  • The Return
  • Director: Yohann Kouam
    Country: France
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 22 min.
    Language: French with English subtitles

    It’s been a year since his big brother left, and Willy, 15, can’t wait for him to return. Willy thought he knew everything about … read more»

  • Yohann Kouam
  • Biography: Born in Lille (France) from Cameroonian parents, Yohann Kouam studied editing at Institut des arts de diffusion (IAD) in Brussels, then Translation Studies in France. After his shorts Fragments de vie (2007) and Les dimanches de Léa (2010), he … read more»

  • Zangro
  • Biography: Born in Cenon, France, from French and Spanish parents, Zangro grew up in Spain and Morocco before returning to France. Ater studying sociology, he worked as a video instructor and directed Waiting for Tomorrow, a TV movie broadcasted … read more»

  • Destino
  • Director: Zangro
    Country: France
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 22 min.
    Language: In French with English subtitles

    Two young guys from the neighborhood (Loïc and Mehdi) have set up a little business filming Arabic wedding celebrations and then editing them in … read more»

  • Jean-Charles Mbotti Mololo
  • Biography: Born in Vaulx-en-Velin, France, Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo is a dancer, of Cameroonian descent. He studied animation at the Emile Cohl School of Lyon. After his first short success, The Heart is a Metronome and a collaboration with the Karambolage … read more»

  • The Sense of Touch
  • Director: Jean-Charles Mbotti Mololo
    Country: France
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 15 min.
    Language: no dialogue

    Chloe and Louis are deaf and mute. They are secretly in love but they don’t admit it. Their gestures substitute for words. They dance, each … read more»

  • Ọya: Something Happened on the Way to West Africa!

  • Director:
    Seyi Adebanjo
    Country: Nigeria
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 30 min.
    Language: English, and Yoruba with English subtitles

    Ọya: Something Happened on the Way to West Africa! follows the journey of Oluseyi Adebanjo as a Queer Gender Non-Conforming Nigerian returning … read more»

  • Seyi Adebanjo
  • Biography: Seyi Adebanjo is a Queer gender-non-conforming Nigerian MFA artist.   Seyi is a media artist who raises awareness around social issues through digital video, multimedia photography and writings. Seyi’s work is the intersection of art, media, imagination, ritual and politics. … read more»

  • Kewulay Kamara
  • Biography: Kewulay Kamara, poet-storyteller, multi-media artist and lecturer from Sierra Leone living in York. He is subject of articles in The New York Times and has appeared on A&E Television, PBS, and other outlets. Kewulay has performed at St. John … read more»

  • In Search of Finah Misa Kule
  • Director: Kewulay Kamara
    Country: Sierra Leone
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 42 min.
    Language: English, Mandeng, and Kuranko with English subtitles

    In Search of Finah Misa Kule: The Story of a People who Live by the Word chronicles the quest of … read more»

  • About a Mother
  • Director: Dina Velikovskaya
    Country: Russia
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 8 min.
    Language: N/A

    Dina Velikovskaya’s animated short is about a mother who has given so much that it seems as if she has nothing left…until life opens up new opportunities.… read more»

  • Dina Velikovskaya
  • Biography: Dina Velikovskaya was born in Moscow in 1984. In 2005, she graduated from State Art School with a specialization in scenic design. In 2011, she graduated from the Russian State University of Cinematography. She is currently a student of … read more»

  • Roy Anderson
  • Biography: Roy T. Anderson is writer, director and producer of the award-winning film Akwantu: the Journey (Action 4 Reel Flimworks, 2012), on the history of the Jamaican Maroons. Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess, Roy’s sophomore film, expands on the … read more»

  • Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess

  • Director:
    Roy Anderson
    Country: Jamaica
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 59 min.
    Language: Jamaican Patois and English with English subtitles

    Nanny was a queen captured in her homeland and forcibly transported across the Atlantic Ocean in the belly of a slave … read more»

  • Under the Starry Sky
  • Director: Dyana Gaye
    Country: France/Senegal
    Year: 2013
    Running Time: 86 min.
    Language: French, Wolof, English and Italian with English subtitles

    Between Turin, Dakar, and New York, three destinies cross paths and echo one another, forming a constellation of exile. Twenty-four-year-old … read more»