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Coming-of-age Shorts

FSK 14
Followed by a talk with Sandulela Asanda

FSK 14

Mr Bold
Aiman Mimiko, Nigeria 2023, 15min. Yoruba with English subtitles, DCP

Ramata-Toulaye Sy, France/Senegal 2021, 10 min. Fula with German subtitles, DCP

Deborah Basa Kabambi, Democratic Republic of Congo 2019, 24 min. Lingala with English and French subtitles, HD

Mirror Mirror
Sandulela Asanda, South Africa 2022, 9 min. English, Xhosa with German subtitles, HD

Four short films that deal with the big questions and problems of growing up: In Mr. Bold, a Nigerian boy tries to connect with his older brother by rebelling against the mosque in his neighborhood. We accompany young Astel and her father in their peaceful everyday life in northern Senegal, which is torn apart at the seams by an encounter with a young shepherd. In Awa, 12-year-old Divine helps her mother at night working at a Kinshasa market to raise money to attend school, and in Mirror Mirrorwe accompany Luthando as she sensually explores her own body.

Eligible for reduced entrance (4€) are: Children of a max. age of 12

Sandulela Asanda is a graduate of the AFDA Film School in Cape Town. She is also a graduate of the Locarno Film Festival's BaseCamp, the Durban FilmMart and the Realness African Screenwriters' Residency. She is currently writing her feature debut Black Burns Fast.