6.45pm, Cambridge Arts Picturehouse
AFRICAN SHORTS PROGRAMME
Director: Daouda Coulibaly. Starring Bocar Bâ, Yaya Coulibaly, Téhibou Bagayoko. Mali/France 2011. 25 mins.
Looking down upon the city of Bamako, the ancestors of the Bambara tradition are displeased with the youth of today, as presented in this breathtaking, cinematic poem.
Director: Zelalem Woldemariam. Starring Yemeserach Gembero, Binyam Teshome, and Mesfin Alemu. Ethiopia. 2009. 14 mins.
A moving story of a homeless boy living in southern Ethiopia, which delves into much larger issues like global warming, and the responsibility we have for the generations that follow us.
Director: Abdenour Zahzah. Starring Youcef Abbas, Tahar Benayachi, and Farouk Irki. Algeria. 2011. 22 mins.
A road movie about travelling puppeteer, Mokhtar, and his son as they drive around the Algerian countryside selling puppets, while facing prejudices and obstacles along the way.
MWANSA THE GREAT
Director: Rungano Nyoni. Starring Samuel Mwale, Anna Mithi, and Mwansa Bwalya. Zambia/UK. 2011. 23 mins.
A tale of how a small boy uses his imagination to combat the loss of his father. Told with playful charm and humor, this is a heartfelt exploration of childhood imagination and escapism.