March 21: AFROFUTURISTIK (Quartiers Lointains 6) | Nigerian Premiere

5pm | Sunday, March 21, 2021. | Alliance Française Lagos, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi | Free Entry. RSVP

Screen Out Loud, AF Lagos and the French Institute in Nigeria are proud to present AFROFUTURISTIK, the 6th edition of Quartiers Lointains short film programme. Join us in the auditorium of Alliance Française de Lagos / Mike Adenuga Centre on Sunday, March 21st at 5:00 PM (doors open at 4.30pm) for a futuristic odyssey! The screening will be followed by a conversation with the filmmakers. Click to RSVP (limited seats available due to social distancing guidelines).

This new edition of the touring film programme features the following short films:
SO WHAT IF THE GOATS DIE (by Sofia Alaoui; Fiction, France/Morocco, 23 min., 2019)
Synopsis:
Abdellah, a young shepherd who lives in the Atlas mountains with his father, is forced to brave the snow that is blocking them in order to get food and save their livestock. But when he reaches the village -a day’s journey away-, he finds it deserted following a supernatural occurrence.

WE NEED PRAYERS:
THIS ONE WENT TO MARKET (by Jim Chuchu; Fiction, Kenya, 4 min., 2019)
Synopsis:
A young Kenyan visual artist comes up with a sly plan to take over the art world abroad. Will it work? This One Went to Market is a short film that forms part of the ongoing We Need Prayers series by The Nest Arts Collective.

ETHEREALITY (dir. Kantarama Gahigiri; Documentary, Switzeland/Rwanda, 14 min., 2019)
Synopsis:
After being stranded in space for thirty years, an astronaut returns to earth. How does it feel to finally come home? A reflection on migration and the sense of belonging.

HELLO RAIN (dir. C.J. OBASI; Fiction, Nigeria, 30 min., 2018)
Synopsis:
Through an alchemical combination of juju and technology, a scientist-witch creates wigs which grants her friends supernatural powers. But when their powers grow  uncontrollable, she must stop them by any means. Based on the short story “Hello, Moto”, by the World Fantasy, Nebula and Hugo award-winning author, Nnedi Okorafor.

ZOMBIES (dir. Baloji; Experimental, DRC/Belgium, 14 min., 2019)
Synopsis:
A journey between hope and dystopia in a hallucinatory Kinhsasa, Zombies goes from hair salon culture to futuristic clubbing, from an urban parade in honour of a campaigning dictator to a modern western. It questions the almost carnal relationship we have with our phones, outgrowths of our hands that endow us with digital ubiquity…

💸FREE EVENT (No face mask, no entry!)

🎫LIMITED CAPACITY DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES: RSVP TO SECURE YOUR SEAT!

🚪DOORS OPEN AT 4:30 PM, SCREENING STARTS AT 5:00 PM PROMPT

🚗NO PARKING ONSITE: VALET PARKING ONLY / PAID-FOR PUBLIC PARKING AROUND THE CORNER

Watch the trailer for AFROFUTURISTIK (Quartiers Lointains 6)

MORE ABOUT QUARTIERS LOINTAINS
Quartiers Lointains is a travelling short film programme that, since 2013, has been circulating from the South to the North of the hemisphere, and notably in France, the United States and various African countries (Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Senegal). This travelling programme goes to meet spectators, introducing them international award-winning new talents, exchanging with them about the themes addressed, and “revealing commonalities rather than differences“. After having focused on South Africa, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Rwanda, Libya, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Tunisia, Quartiers Lointains’ 6th Season returns to Africa, this time proposing a selection of Afrofuturist short films that  question the African imaginary and its oral and visual transmission in the 21st century. www.sudu.film

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