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Dir. Anisia Uzeyman
USA, France, Rwanda. 2016. 74 mins. English. N/C 15+

Equal parts love story, road movie and Americana, Dreamstates tells the haunting tale of two wayward souls (Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman) discovering their love for one another while touring the U.S. with some of the most pivotal figures of the Afro-Punk movement. Shot entirely on an iPhone, Rwandan filmmaker Anisia Uzeyman’s daring debut feature is a sultry, sensual and quixotic underground journey between dreams and reality.

A_Award_42px Eligible for the Film Africa 2016 Audience Award

Screening with short


Dir.  Amelia Umuhire

Rwanda/Germany. 2016. 7 mins. N/C 15+

Mugabo is a short film about a young girl’s return to the idealized homeland, a place full of borrowed memories.

Followed by a Q&A with director Anisia Uzeyman.


dreamstates-anisia-uzeymanAnisia Uzeyman is an actress, playwright and director, who was born in Rwanda. She studied drama at the Superior School of Theater in France. Anisia has written and directed four plays and recently starred in the award winning filmTey by Alain Gomis and Guetty Felin’s Ayiti mon amour. Recent music videos directed by Anisia include: “The Noise Came From Here” by Saul Williams and Opposite Of Love by Sons Of An Illustrious Father. DREAMSTATES is her first feature film. She lives between Paris and Los Angeles.