Sisters in Science Fiction
An afternoon of independent shorts and discussion on the themes of Afro-futurism, women, spirituality and activism.
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.
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).
See our Unbound: The Black Feminine Re-imagined season.