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Baloji: The Future Is Ours
Institute of Contemporary Arts
February 2023
ZOMBIES, dir. Baloji, The Democratic Republic of Congo 2019, 15 min.

Using Moustapha Alassane’s newly restored animation Samba le Grand (1977) as a springboard, Baloji curates a programme of short films exploring experimentation in contemporary African cinema. Hallmarks of Alassane’s work can be found in the puppetry of Nelson Makengo and oral storytelling of Angèle Diabang Brener, culminating in Philbert Aimé Mbabazi Sharangabo’s tender poetry and Baloji’s own mini-epic Zombies.

Samba le Grand, dir. Moustapha Alassane, Niger 1977, 14 min.

Théatre Urbain, dir. Nelson Makengo, The Democratic Republic of Congo 2017, 13 min.

My Beloved Co-wife, dir. Angèle Diabang, 2019, Senegal 15 min.

I Got My Things and Left, dir. Philbert Aimé Mbabazi Sharangabo, Rwanda 2018, 23 min.

ZOMBIES, dir. Baloji, The Democratic Republic of Congo 2019, 15 min.
01:00 pm
Sat, 18 Jan 2020
Cinema 1
£13 Full, £11 Concs/Green, £7 Blue Members. 

Samba le Grand was restored in 2019 by New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program, La Cinémathèque Afrique de l’Institut Français and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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