Africa 3.0: Zombies + We Need Prayers + this country is lonely + Hello, Rain
Institute of Contemporary Arts

Zombies, dir. Baloji, Democratic Republic of Congo 2018, 14 min.

In the age of social media, this programme of four short films from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa explores social media’s unremitting presence in our day to day lives.

Opening on a nightclub dancefloor in Kinshasa, Congolese-born musician Baloji’s Zombies is a hallucinatory depiction of our hyper-connected online identities. In Jim Chuchu’s bold art-world satire We Need Prayers, a young African visual artist hatches a sly plan to break into the global art market. In Jaco Bouwer’s this country is lonely, an artist stages endurance performance pieces on Instagram stories to re-enact indignities faced by marginalised people in post-apartheid South Africa. Sorcery, science and sisterhood rule in C.J. Obasi’s Hello, Rain, adapted from author Nnedi Okorafor’s short story Hello, Moto, which follows a scientist-witch who creates magical wigs which grant supernatural powers to their wearers.

Programme:

Zombies, dir. Baloji, Democratic Republic of Congo 2018, 14 min.

We Need Prayers, dir. Jim Chuchu, Kenya 2018, 5 min.

this country is lonely, Dir. Jaco Bouwer, South Africa 2019, 18 min.

Hello, Rain, Dir. C.J Obasi, Nigeria 2018, 30 min.

This screening is part of Film Feels: Obsession, a UK-wide cinema season supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.
 
02:00 pm
Sun, 14 Jul 2019
Cinema 1

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated. Groups are advised to arrive early as seating is unallocated.

Red Membership includes free access to all programmes for £16.66 / month.

£13 Full, £11 Concs/Green, £7 Blue Members.