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LSFF 2019: A CONSTELLATION OF COSMIC QUEENS

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LSFF 2019: A CONSTELLATION OF COSMIC QUEENS


“I don’t fear blows because I am a warrior.”

In this kaleidoscopic offering of Afrofuturist short works, we’re taken into the orbits of the Cosmic Queens. Celestial happenings and speculative futures meet the spirituality and innate strength of the black women at the centre of these journeys. We follow them to the uncharted realms of the galaxy, on solo missions through space and time, traversing dreams, memories and mythical pasts. Includes Nigerian filmmaker CJ Obasi’s adaptation of Hugo Award winner Nnedi Okorafor's short story Hello, Moto. Programmed by Qila Gill.


Followed by a panel discussion with Gill and others, chaired by activist, educator and writer Chardine Taylor Stone.

  • HELLO, RAIN CJ Obasi, 2018, Nigeria, 30’
  • PUMZI Wanuri Kahiu, 2009, Kenya, 22’
  • TO CATCH A DREAM, Jim ChuiChu, 2015, Kenya, 13’
  • MAHOGANY TOO, Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2018, Ghana, 3’
  • THE GOLDEN CHAIN, Adebukola Bodunrin/Ezra Claytan Daniels, 2017, US, 14’