It's our last day of screenings and we are excited to be showing @Forakheem a powerful documentary,
After a school fight lands 17-year old Daje Shelton in a court-supervised alternative high school, she's determined to turn things around and make a better future for herself in her rough St. Louis neighborhood. But focusing on school is tough as she loses multiple friends to gun violence, falls in love for the first time, and becomes pregnant with a boy, Ahkeem, just as Fergu...son erupts a few miles down the road. Through Daje's intimate coming-of-age story.
Showing at 2:00p. Theatre 310 1104 S.Wabash.
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Showing Wednesday 21st from 7:00p at Theater 310
#KatiKati. A young woman with no memory of her life or death, is helped with assimilation to the afterlife by a ghost.
Directed by Mbithi Masya
An African family, lost in America, travels to a Louisiana church to cure its problem child. By Dir.Frances Bodomo
For Akheem a top documentary pick; is one which tells a story that is close to our heart and core to our mission as filmmakers.
Beginning one year before the fatal police shooting of a Black teenager in nearby Ferguson, Missouri, For Ahkeem is the coming-of-age story of Daje Shelton, a Black 17-year-old girl in North St. Louis. She fights for her future as she is placed in an alternative high school and navigates the marginalized neighborhoods, biased criminal justice policie...s and economic devastation that have set up many Black youth like her to fail.
Showing Feb, Saturday 24th 1:15p Closing Session.
Our star collection of films will include an interesting film by dir. Frances Bodomo from Ghana. Afronauts tells an alternative narrative;
In 1964, immediately following Zambia's independence, grade school science teacher Edward Makuka Nkoloso set up the Zambia National Academy of Science, Space Research, and Astronomical Research in an old farmhouse 7 miles outside of Lusaka. Without resources (the £7,000,000 grant he applied to from UNESCO never came through), he hoped to l...aunch a spacegirl (17-year-old Matha) and two cats into space before America or Russia could. To prepare his astronauts, Nkoloso rolled them down hills in 44-gallon oil drums or cut the rope of a swing at its highest point to simulate weightlessness. We do not know what became of them, other than that Matha became pregnant and was taken away by her parents.
Showing on February, Wednesday 21st. Theatre 310 6:00p
When Mbali, a charming and adventurous 7 year-old South African, defies the norm by making a new friend, she sparks a journey of transformation. by Dir. Lungelo Kuzwayo
It’s July 16th 1969 and, as America prepares to send Apollo 11 to the moon, a group of exiles in the Zambian desert are rushing to launch their rocket first. By Director Frances Bodomo
At a casual elementary school comes a five year old albino girl, Elikia. Due to her skin color her classmates make her realize that her being 'different' is more a problem than a special trait. While the neighborhood treats her as a stereotype, her mother encourages her. Together, they fight back and raise their voice to find a place for themselves. By director Marie-Clémentine Dusabejambo
Two children write letters to get enough money to go to the cinema. Saturday is their last chance: the local city theater is closing down. By Director Mamadou Dia.
A young woman with no memory of her life or death, is helped with assimilation to the afterlife by a ghost. By director Mbithi Masya
Our flyer is trendy created by Bee Botchway Bradley and back image by Afroscope . Columbia College Chicago Columbia College Chicago Cinema and Television Arts MFA Programs
When an Ethiopian boy moves in with distant relatives he takes his pet sheep with him but the upcoming holidays spell danger for his beloved friend.