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...to glimpse: African Cinema Now!

Curated by Ogheneofegor Obuwoma

Image: Augure at VIFF Centre

This series highlights new vernaculars for separating the body, the reality, and being from western imaginations. This removal and refusal is liberatory and where new visual language emerges, embracing altered realities and future visions of what has been and the otherwise marching steadily towards us.

Considering films from 2017 to today, this series explores new approaches to cinema that pay homage to a language of the spiritual established in African oral and filmic history. The titles chosen are a glimpse of the varied experiences of the continent depicted with nuance, care, and the unexpected.

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Ogheneofegor Obuwoma, African Cinema Now! Curator

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This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection

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.

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7:00 pm
Wed Feb 28
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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2:00 pm
Fri Mar 01
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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7:30 pm
Sun Mar 03
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Inxeba

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.

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7:30 pm
Wed Mar 27
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Augure

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.

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7:30 pm
Thu Apr 25
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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