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Films of Africa

We’re so excited that our monthly series will be featuring the Silicon Valley African Film Festival. For the month of February, in celebration of Black History month, we will screen five shorts demonstrating the diversity and talent of African filmmakers. The pieces were selected by founder and Executive Director, Chike C. Nwoffiah, who will be present to talk about the films and the work of this world renowned festival, based right here in San Jose.

CreaTV Presents is a monthly series of screenings, workshops, and speakers aimed at bringing the San Jose community together to listen to diverse stories and storytellers, and inspire them to tell their own stories.
Free and open to the public. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Supported by the Office of Cultural Affairs City of San Jose.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/svaff-creatv-presents-africa-in-shorts-tickets-94452059653

FILMS:

Crush
Animation short / 8 minutes / 2017
Director: Stephen Shima Iosun
Country: Nigeria

A timid boy develops a crush on a girl he runs into at a bus stop. Will he summon the courage to talk to her, or will he let the opportunity pass him by?

Proclamation Punctuation
Narrative Short / 5 minutes / 2017
Director: Sewra G Kidane
Country: Eritrea / USA

“Proclamation Punctuation” is an enthralling fashion film centered on a fabulously fascinating woman reciting a short soliloquy paying homage to her love for using exclamation points in her missives. Periods are so period, where as an exclamation point livens up a sentence! There is simply nothing worse than a long dragged out sentence ending in an uninspiring dull dot! So when exclamation points are your philosophy on life, one must always keep it on the up beat!!

3 Candles
Narrative Short / 16 minutes / 2014
Director: Ahmed Fouad
Country: Egypt

3 young brothers living in an isolated poor village are faced with a challenge of keeping the light on so they can study. In a show of selfless love and sacrifice, the oldest of the siblings gets creative and proves that necessity begets invention. But it is how his younger brothers show him their appreciation that will melt your heart.

Domestic Disturbance
Animation Short / 5 minutes / 2011
Director: Gatumia Gatumia
Country: Kenya

When a father of three and husband to one tries to escape attending a relative’s wedding and enjoy some time off, he finds himself repeatedly reminded that domestic life will inevitable bring with it some degree of disturbance. In this short, things go a bit awry for dad as his hopes of spending a relaxing, quiet day alone quickly come undone.

Opus
Narrative Short / 17 minutes / 2019
Director: Kgosana Monchusi
Country: South Africa

Set in the buzzing city of Johannesburg, ‘Opus’ follows a day in the life of Lebo, a young aspiring bassist living in the informal settlements. After losing his parents and inheriting the double bass instrument ‘Bontle’, Lebo has developed a symbiotic relationship with his ‘Bontle’ and his music, which have made him an outsider in the community, but have become his anchor for getting him through his poverty-stricken life and the harsh city landscape.

For more information please visit: Silicon Valley African Film Festival

 
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