Women’s Stories: African Short Films
Women of all ages and backgrounds drive the narratives of these short films, whether in Senegal, Sudan, South Africa, or London. In Hlumela Matika’s Tab, a young South African girl comes into conflict with her gambling father, while a teenager in Sudan realizes her parents have arranged her marriage in Suzannah Mirghani’s Al-Sit. In Tomisin Adepeju’s Appreciation, an African Pentecostal pastor in London undergoes a life-changing event. Manu Luksch’s Algo-Rhythm investigates data analytics and manipulation through the musicians and poets of Senegal, while in the documentary Ruthan, an Arabi-Juba word meaning “language,” filmmaker Abul Ajak showcases her grandmothers’ stories to reflect on migration and culture.
Films in this Screening
Hlumela Matika, South Africa, 2019
Suzannah Mirghani, Sudan, Qatar, 2020
Ruthan Abul Ajak, South Sudan, Uganda, South Africa, 2019
Tomisin Adepeju, United Kingdom, 2019
Manu Luksch, Austria, Senegal, United Kingdom, 2019
Through the musicians and poets of Senegal, data analytics and manipulation are investigated.