Africa First Shorts
Four short films about memory, tradition and modernity showcasing some of Africa’s most exciting new filmmakers.
A young Ethiopian composer deals with a traumatic childhood experience when a deaf spirit inspires him to channel his memories in a new direction.
Ghanaian mythology combines with elements of autobiography and the fable of the trickster spiderman to show that there are two sides to every coin.
Burkina Faso in 1987 is a country in the throes of revolution. Manu, an eight-year-old who loves comics, tags along with Albert, his big brother. When Albert decides to undergo a magic ritual to become invincible, Manu realises there are real powers to rival those of his comic-book superheroes.
A lonely security guard working the graveyard shift in a colossal Johannesburg shopping mall finds solace in a storefront mannequin.
Total running time 89 mins
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