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African Odysseys

Sisters in Science Fiction

An afternoon of independent shorts and discussion on the themes of Afro-futurism, women, spirituality and activism.

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Total runtime 220min

An afternoon of independent shorts and discussion on the themes of Afro-futurism, women, spirituality, activism and media, led by Tony Warner, the director of Black History Walks. Films include:

Ori Inu: In Search of Self
USA 2016. Film duo Chelsea and Emann Odufu. 30min
A black New Yorker confronts her Christian family values to explore the Afro-Brazilian religion of Candomble.

The Summer of Gods
Brazil 2014. Dir Eliciana Nascimento. 21min. Portuguese with EST
A young girl experiences rights of passage that link her to African goddesses.

Yemoja: Rise of the Orisha
UK 2016. Dir Nosa Igbinedion. 24min
An episode from a black female superhero series which draws on the mythology of the West African orishas.

Cable
UK 2009. Dir Remi Gamiette. 14min
A lone black female astronaut fights an alien takeover.

Panellists may include Dr Michelle Asantewa, director Nosa Igbinedion, former BBC producer Pam Fraser Solomon and director Chelsea Odufu (via Skype).

Tickets £6.50.

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