Dir. Surreal 16 (Abba T. Makama, Michael Omonua, C.J. Obasi)
Comprising three shorts inspired by dreams and visions, this anthology work from Nigeria’s Surreal 16 collective—a group of young filmmakers devoted to genre-defying experimentation—explores a young woman’s identity, relationship, and spirituality.
Birth of Afrobeat
Dir. Opiyo Okeyo
In this live action-animation hybrid, legendary drummer Tony Allen recounts how he and his partner Fela Kuti created the Afrobeat genre in Lagos, Nigeria.
Dir. Mark Freeman
This arresting overview of contemporary dance in South Africa showcases the work of innovative choreographers for whom movement becomes a powerful tool with which to address politics, history, race, and gender.
Mr. Gele: The Man. The Story. The Craft
Dir. Gladys Eleh
A lively documentary portrait of Segun Gele, a renowned designer of the colorful, elaborately styled Nigerian head wraps known as gele.
Dir. Mujyambere Abdoul
A meditative study of light and movement by Rwandan artist and choreographer Abdoul Mujyambere.
Dir. Adeyemi Michael
What does the immigrant fantasy feel like? Director Adeyemi Michael reimagines his mother’s idea of moving from Nigeria to London in this dreamlike short about leaving your country of origin.
General Admission: $15
Peter Jay Sharp Building – BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn NY 11217 USA