CANCELED: African Short Films: Women’s Stories
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This program of recent shorts from Africa and the diaspora, most of them by women filmmakers, focuses on women’s stories and struggles. Documentaries chronicle the role of women in Nigeria and recount the black women’s movement that spread after the murder of the Afro-Brazilian councilwoman Marielle Franco in Rio de Janeiro. A portrait of two courageous women who have survived traumatic events in Congo is intertwined with the mythical story of Kimpa Vita, who fought patriarchy and colonialism. A Senegalese film mixing narrative with documentary sound elements looks at the interaction between two co-wives.
Films in this Screening
Marielle’s Legacy Will Not Die
Leonard Cortana, Brazil, 2019
The film recounts the Black women’s movement that spread after the murder of Afro-Brazilian councilwoman Marielle Franco.
My Beloved Co-Wife
Angèle Diabang, Senegal, 2018
Aderonke Adeola, Nigeria, 2018
Sylvie Weber, Congo, 2018