#Junction Nairobi at Unseen - Day I


Anisia Uzeyman, Saul Williams
Rwanda, USA 2021 | 105 Min. | engl. subtitled

Sat, 20-May-23 03:00 PM
Q&A with:
Maisha Maene, Pius Vögele (Uni Basel)
Already hailed as a future cult film, this lav­ish­ly dec­o­rat­ed musi­cal impress­es with its rich­ness of asso­ci­a­tions. In a fan­tas­tic vision of the future, many con­tem­po­rary issues appear bun­dled and … read more


Kantarama Gahigiri
Rwanda, Switzerland 2019 | 10 Min. | engl. subtitled

Sat, 20-May-23 03:00 PM
Q&A with:
Cheryl Isheja (via zoom), Kantarama Gahigiri (via zoom), Pius Vögele (Uni Basel)

There she stands, con­fi­dent­ly, like a god­dess of tech­no­log­i­cal junk, sur­round­ed by end­less moun­tains of rub­bish, plas­tic, stench and rare earths. An angry appeal to the world to take respon­si­bil­i­ty for the con­se­quences of cap­i­tal­ism, colo­nial­ism and envi­ron­men­tal destruc­tion in Africa. (Berli­nale)

This film will be screened simul­ta­ne­ous­ly at Unseen as part of our #Junction_Nairobi, fol­lowed by a shared discussion.

Kan­tara­ma Gahi­giri is a Rwan­dan-Swiss screen­writer and direc­tor, born 1976 in Geneva, and grew up in Switzer­land and in var­i­ous African coun­tries. She has a degree in inter­na­tion­al rela­tions. As a film­mak­er, her work focus­es on topics includ­ing iden­ti­ty, migra­tion, empow­er­ment and rep­re­sen­ta­tion. She is an alumna of the Real­ness Res­i­den­cy (2018), La Fab­rique Cinéma at Cannes (2019), Le Moulin d’Andé (2020), Berli­nale Tal­ents (2021), the Locarno Film­mak­ers Acad­e­my (2022) and the Ate­lier Grand Nord (2023). Films: ME + U (2013, TV series), TAPIS ROUGE (2014, fea­ture), LOST ANGEL LESS (2017, short film).

Direc­tor, Script: Kan­tara­ma Gahigiri
Key Cast: Cheryl Isheja