Q&A with Adekunle Adejuyigbe
Amir, a young orphan raised in an African extremist group, runs away on the eve of a suicide mission, taking his bomb vest with him. He has a mission of his own. On his way, he runs into Nkem, a young prostitute escaping a lynch mob for a crime committed while trying to get money to save her dying brother. Before the night is over, they traverse the underbelly of the Nigerian metropolis as they search for their identities, their stolen pasts, money, and any semblance of peace they can find. U.S. Premiere
Meokgo and the Stick Fighter
Teboho Mahlatsi, South Africa/Lesotho, 2006, 19m
Reclusive stick fighter Kgotso lives a solitary life high up in the Maluti Mountains of Lesotho. Whilst tending sheep and playing his concertina, he sees a beautiful and mysterious woman dreamily staring at him from the water. This story of unrequited love and sacrifice is a haunting tale spiced with magical realism.