...to glimpse: African Cinema Now!
Curated by Ogheneofegor Obuwoma
Image: Augure at VIFF Centre
Curated by Nigerian writer and storyteller Ogheneofegor Obuwoma, this series showcases contemporary African cinema that draws inspiration from the continent’s oral and filmic history. Expect an exploration of alternate possibilities—and whispers of the unexpected. Stay tuned for more film announcements.
…to glimpse: African Cinema Now! explores the lexicon of contemporary African cinema employing spirituality as a visual language and anchor point for examining the realities of (post-) colonial existence on the continent.
Ogheneofegor Obuwoma, African Cinema Now! Curator
In this, the first of a new monthly series, ...to glimpse: African Cinema Now!, Mantoa, an 80-year-old woman who has lived her entire life in a small Lesotho village, is forced to venture out into the world and fight for what is right.
In South Africa's Xhosa culture, young men are brought to the mountains of the Eastern Cape to participate in an ancient coming-of-age ritual... but for Kwanda, his queer identity is at odds with social expectations.
Using magical realism to paint a portrait of "undesirables" and "sorcerers" in the Congo, Augure (Omen) delves into the intricacies of identity, culture, and belief systems through a deeply rich and visually captivating lens.