Mon 31 Oct | 18:30 | Clapham Picturehouse BOOK NOW
Eight- year-old Timothée is getting ready to take the plane to Africa, the land of ‘witches and elephants’, for the first time. By his side is his mother Aya. Timothée knows little of his mother’s past. Despite the ongoing war, she’s taking her son to Ivory Coast to visit her father’s grave and reconnect with family. Robin, Timothée’s father and Aya’s husband, films them on their journey to the land of Aya’s ancestors. Simultaneously capturing the awe and wonder of youth with the melancholy of lost time, this beautifully observed doc offers insight into one family’s search for a sense of belonging that will be familiar to many.
Screening with short
Dir. Maïmouna Doucouré
France. 2015. 21 mins. French with English subtitles.
8-year-old Aida lives in an apartment in the Parisian suburb. Family life is turned upside down when her father returns from Senegal with a young woman, whom he introduces as his second wife. Aware of her mother’s distress, Aida decides to take matters into her own hands.
Both screenings will be followed by a Q&A with director Robin Hunzinger and his wife Aya.
For over 15 years Robin Hunzinger has directed documentary films on subjects such as as war, memory, nature and human endurance. His films have been presented in numerous festivals around the world, including Paris Cinéma du réel Festival, the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Beyrouth and FIGRA.