Shorts Program: Freedom Songs plays virtually May 13 – 17 in the FLC Virtual Cinema.

A program of shorts evoking the sounds of liberation, self-expression, and love.

Athi Petela, 2021, South Africa, 24m
English, isiZulu, and isiXhosa with English subtitles
Ayanda’s double life comes crashing down around her when a surprise visit from her mom upsets the carefully built closet she hides in. Torn between traditional family expectations and career aspirations, Ayanda tears her relationship apart. But somewhere in the heart of it all, acceptance is found.

Two or More
Ifeyinwa Arinze, 2021, USA, 9m
Wrestling with the loss of her mother, a young girl questions her faith when she is asked to pray for her grandmother’s healing.

A Birthday Party
Victoria Adeola Thomas, 2021, UK, 12m
The close relationship between twin sisters is shattered irrevocably when one insists on upholding tradition through the circumcision of her daughter.

The K-Z
Enricka MH, 2019, France, 14m
French with English subtitles
“The K-Z” is the slang term for a leisure activity that the young boxer Moussa views with suspicion. But a friend advises him to give it a try in order to attract the attention of the beautiful Sanaa.

Born Again
Candice Onyeama, 2020, UK, 11m
English and Igbo with English subtitles
A magical-realist film set in London, Born Again follows Nwa, a British-Nigerian woman tormented by her inability to have children. However, a transformative baptism leads her on a journey of healing and rebirth.
Virtual – May 13 – 17, 2022