|Sunday @ 2:30 PM From
The East: Conjuring New African Images From Old
Guest curated by Alice Smits and Lee Ellickson
Co-founders of the Amakula Film Festival in Kampala, Uganda
TRT 91 min.
Kakoko - Samson Ssenkaaba 2005 7:00
This film questions the mystery of death in
the eyes of a dying chicken. A.k.a. ‘Xenson’, Graduated with
honors from Margaret Towel School of Industrial and Fine Art after studying
engineering at Makerere University. He is a member of ‘Yes! That’s
us’, a group of video artists who work in music videos, art films,
documentaries and animations.
|Fala - Vincho Nchogu Uganda, 2005 9:00|
| A moral story derived from a Kisii saying about
two neighbors who, at first, have a misunderstanding, but later on come
to benefit from one another. “Fala” was made with a budget
of 10 US dollars.
|The “Moments” Project Shams Bhanjin, 2005|
The “Moments” Project is a series of films that are no longer than 5 minutes covering a wide
range of soul-searching themes capturing moments from daily life that
blend with fantasy. They are meaningful ‘fillers’ for locally
produced broadcast TV in Africa. This project, started a year ago in
Kampala is an opportunity for local talent to gain experience towards
It can be round Steve Jack Nyeko Uganda, 2004 9:00
| Khan is trying to find a way to make a ball
so he can play with his big brother Ronaldo and friend Figo. After a successful
dustbin search he impresses them and is allowed to play along.
When we shot a DV music video Donald Mugisha (Yes! That’s us) 7:00
What’s wrong with shooting in Uganda? Nothing
is wrong except time.
|Early Symptoms in Kampala Jeff Walker Uganda, 2004 7:00|
narrative, shot in Uganda and Rwanda is told in the eyes of a non-native
in East Africa. The narrator has a growing fixation on the wetlands surrounding
his home in Kampala and the idea that he may have a secret twin living
in the swamp.
|Lamokowang Petna Nadaliko Katondolo DRC/Uganda 2004 13:00|
Is the digital age another
dream or will it turn into a nightmare? The calabash, used as a metaphor
for Africa, questions yesterday’s representation of the cinema
while emphatically addressing tomorrow’s. With a mixture of fiction
and documentary the Watmon Cultural Group is opening up a new path for
young African cinema.
|Bon Voyage Kapwani Kiwanga Tanzania, 2004 3:00|
A visual exploration of labor, Bon Voyage is a portrait
of one woman and her workplace in the toilets of Paris’Montparnasse
|Born Losers Aleks Kamau Kenya, 2005 19:00|
| A short film about youth coping with the shortage of
jobs, Born Losers takes a comical look on two young men who try to win
the hearts of women in order to rob them.
|Epilogue Willaim Owsu Kenya, 2003 12:00|
| Epiloque is about writers suppression by the government.A
relationship gone sour and immoral.