Announcing the first selections from Asia Africa Film Festival (AAFF) 2019, produced by Globetrotter Lab.
Unbeknownst to many, Asia and Africa actually share a lot in common and are connected in ways both culturally as well as historically, and, at Asia Africa Film Festival (AAFF), we plan on highlighting these commonalities through film.
With AAFF, we hope to expand taste and knowledge beyond our own cities and continents while bucking stereotypes, economic, class and racial barriers.
To do that, we have assembled a carefully curated selection of movies, ranging from feature films, documentaries and shorts from the two continents.
I SHOT BI KIDUDE
Director: Andy Jones
Tanzania | 74 Min | Documentary
The documentary follows the mysterious kidnapping of Bi Kidude, once dubbed the world’s oldest singer, and her subsequent death in 2013.
HALF A LIFE
Director: Tamara Shogaolu
Egypt | 30 Min | Short/Animation/Documentary
After a traumatic encounter, a young, gay Egyptian joins the LGBT rights movement. When his safety is jeopardized, he must choose whether to stay in the country he loves or seek asylum elsewhere as a refugee.
Director: Reema Sengupta
India | 15 Min | Narrative Fiction/Short
In Mumbai, a city overflowing with buildings and slums, Smita must find herself a house to rent. Hard-working, honest and respectful, she would make an ideal tenant - except for one glaring flaw. She is a middle-class Indian woman without a husband. An intimate perspective on the 'ideal Indian female' in urban India.
CALL ME BY MY NAME⠀
Director: Bolaji Kekere-Ekun⠀
Nigeria | 18 Min | Short⠀
While interrogating the wife of a man who has disappeared, a troubled detective is forced to face his childhood demons. ⠀
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