Sun 30 Oct | 18:00 | Hackney Picturehouse     BOOK NOW  

Dir. Jean-Pierre Bekolo
Cameroon. 2016. 62 mins. English. N/C 15+

Wanita is on a journey of discovery. It is 150 years from now and Africa has become one big, sprawling metropolis, operated by an immortal race. Devoid of control, imagination and emotion, human beings are becoming obsolete. Wanita is of a new generation, working to fulfil her mission according to her DNA instructions. Can her mind break free? Jean Pierre Bekolo’s dizzying alternate reality is a trippy ride into the future as Africa breaks into new horizons of possibility.

A_Award_42px Eligible for the Film Africa 2016 Audience Award

Screening with short
Dir. somebody nobody
UK. 2015. 15 mins. English. N/C 15+
A discourse on the Black British experience, interrupting the emotional transition between generations and questioning what it means to be British.
Followed by a Q&A with director Jean-Pierre Bekolo.

naked-reality-jean-pierre-bekolo-2Jean-Pierre Bekolo is an avant-garde filmmaker and socio-cultural activist whose imaginative work overturns stereotypes of Africa and African cinema. His entertaining films operate on multiple layers, engaging viewers with thrilling stories, biting humour and dramatic aesthetics. He was born in Yaounde in 1966 and studied physics at University of Yaounde and Television production (editing) at Institute National de l’Audiovisuel – INA in Paris, where he then went on to study semiotics under Christian Metz.