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October '22 Program

DAY 1, FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2022

DAY 2, SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2022

BLOCK 1

BLOCK 3

REFLECTIONS

These films declare that we are the sum of our communities, environment and experiences. 

 

FROM HERE TO THERE | Remy Ryumugabe  | 03.00 min | 2021 | RW

KWENYE UWEPO WA MWANAMKE | Gertrude Malizana | 10.40 min | 2022 | TZ

ETHEREALITY | Kantarama Gahirigi | 13.34 min | 2019 | RW

FADED | Nabaggala Lilian | 07.26 min | 2022 | UG

TRANSIENT | Sharon Urusalo | 12.00 min | 2021 | RW

PULSE

Slow. Steady. Sometimes invisible but always felt. The quiet, pure persistence of intent.

 

JOY’S GARDEN | Ngwatilo Mawiyoo | 13:29 min | 2020 | KE

JUMAPILI NJEMA | Beather Mwakyenda | 04:28 | 2022 | TZ

HEAVEN SOUNDS BORING | Patience Nitumwesiga | 23:00 | 2020 | UG

KWETU KWANZA | Devis Ahimbisibwe & Noah Grothe | 14:00 | 2022 |UG
 

BLOCK 2

BLOCK 4

NOSTALGIA

This collection shows us how our take on memories reinforces and shapes our actions.

CHUMBA 61 | Edwin Kazoka  | 05.00 min | 2021 | TZ

SAHANI | Sudi Masomwa | 04.12 min | 2022 | TZ

HOOYO, WHY HERE? | Neema Ngelime | 12.44 min | 2021 | TZ

SUNGURA | Lydia Matata | 20.00 min | 2021 | KE

 

Live Q&A moderated by  Mugambi Nthiga at the end of the evening

NERVE

Films that underline the daring of conviction, to choose what you believe and stand on your own.

 

SATISFACTION | Yvonne Sewankambo | 06:47 | 2021 | UG

IMUHIRA | Myriam Birara | 12:00 | 2021 | UG

VANILLA | Aganza Kisaka | 20:00 | 2021 | UG

KIGODORO | Regina Beraldo Kihwele | 03:58 | 2022 | TZ

MIIKA | Shevon Nsiimenta | 05:30 | 2021| UG

 

Live Q&A moderated by Mugambi Nthiga at the end of the evening

Tickets available on Hustlesasa

FRIDAY, 28TH OCTOBER

BLOCK 1

FROM HERE TO THERE | Remy Ryumugabe  | 03.00 min | 2021 | RW

An old and wise woman sitting by the lake, reflecting on existence.

 

KWENYE UWEPO WA MWANAMKE | Gertrude Malizana | 10.40 min | 2022 | TZ

A girl searching for her mother and finding her mother in the form of care from the women she finds in the women's working spaces.

 

ETHEREALITY | Kantarama Gahirigi | 13.34 min | 2019 | RW

Stranded in space for 30 years. How does it feel to finally come home ? A reflection about migration and the sense of belonging.

 

FADED | Nabaggala Lilian | 07.26 min | 2022 | UG

FADED is a dance film based on a dance theatre piece with an idea that focuses on identity, an issue that has risen through colorism among African women along with the youth and their perception/idea of beauty as a lighter skin complexion which has led to the skin bleaching epidemic. It has fed into psychosocial factors that have moulded this mentality and the possible ill effects it has on a person, both psychologically as well as physically. This dance-theatre piece questions ‘’what defines beauty? Is it through skin shade and tone or their personality and character in the community?’
 

TRANSIENT | Sharon Urusalo | 12.00 min | 2021 | RW

A pair of characters, a young man and lady in their twenties pursuing their future aspirations embark on a journey full of ups and downs upon the arrival of covid 19. They take us through their unseen and intense emotions brought about by the uncertainty of a future they are building for themselves.

BLOCK 2

CHUMBA 61 | Edwin Kazoka  | 05.00 min | 2021 | TZ

Chumba 61 ( Room 61 ) is a short film with an aesthetic representation of a nation that falls into the trap of neo-colonialism. Two men, father and son represent two generations, the old and the new. The father unwillingly destroys the new generation's dream by feeding them poisoned food from a cook who pretends to love him and his son.

 

SAHANI | Sudi Masomwa | 04.12 min | 2022 | TZ

A son wants to share a meal with his Father, as he plans to resume their relationship.

 

HOOYO, WHY HERE? | Neema Ngelime | 12.44 min | 2021 | TZ

After 12 years of waiting, Somali descendants, Anab and her daughter Naima are finally Hungarians. Despite this win, questions of belonging and what is home never leave them.

 

SUNGURA | Lydia Matata | 20.00 min | 2021 | KE

A woman with a disability wants to buy a vibrator from a traditional sexologist during a friend's bridal shower; but she must confront other women at the party who believe that she is non-sexual because she uses a wheelchair.

SATURDAY, 29TH OCTOBER

BLOCK 3

JOY’S GARDEN | Ngwatilo Mawiyoo | 13:29 min | 2020 | KE

When she arrives at her estranged father’s bachelor pad, a little girl sets out to recreate her old garden; wrecking his comfortable life.

 

JUMAPILI NJEMA | Beather Mwakyenda | 04:28 | 2022 | TZ

Jumapili Njema is a story about a family of five (Father, Mother and Three Children) on a Sunday morning as they are getting ready to go to church. The story follows the Mother as she's trying to ready her family for this "sacred" day, even though not everyone thinks of it that way.
 

HEAVEN SOUNDS BORING | Patience Nitumwesiga | 23:00 | 2020 | UG

A man realises that his daughter’s terminal illness will soon take her life. As he grapples with the heartbreaking reality, his daughter sets on a mission to prove to him that according to her long dead grandmother, death is not the end of life in African tradition. The man, who is christian, struggles to understand what his daughter is saying, thinking she is too young to understand his pain. faith has taught him.This daughter-daddy story explores questions of the afterlife, and both Christianity and African tradition offer no easy answers to the strongly bonded pair.

 

KWETU KWANZA | Devis Ahimbisibwe & Noah Grothe | 14:00 | 2022 |UG

A compelling film exploring themes of nature, pollution and sustainability through the languages of dance and poetry.

BLOCK 3

SATISFACTION | Yvonne Sewankambo | 06:47 | 2021 | UG

An embarrassing incident forces a woman to choose between sheltering her surprise witness and finding her sexual voice.

 

IMUHIRA | Myriam Birara | 12:00 | 2021 | UG

A young woman goes back to her country home expecting a self retreat from her abusive marriage and the familyʼs emotional support , but sheʼs torn between her familyʼs unwelcomeness and social norms questioning what a real housewife has to be.

 

VANILLA | Aganza Kisaka | 20:00 | 2021 | UG

Vanilla tells the tale of a single mom who has dedicated her life to taking care of her daughter who has Down-syndrome. Miriam is confronted by Jessica, her hip, vibrant younger stepsister about the staleness of her life. This is a story that highlights the difficult decisions that parents, caretakers and guardians constantly face when looking after someone with intellectual disability.

 

KIGODORO | Regina Beraldo Kihwele | 03:58 | 2022 | TZ

Pili is a 7 year old who gets in trouble after peeing in bed. Her sister gets her out of the house with a mattress and the kids sing on the street. Her mother comes back home.

 

MIIKA | Shevon Nsiimenta | 05:30 | 2021| UG

Inspired by the traumatic fates met by many in Uganda’s violent political past, “Miika” is a haunting tale of desperation birthing courage in a young and passionate heart. Locked in a trance by the horrors she witnesses, 14 year old Miika, with a little “help” decides to take matters into her own hands. This time with the language they taught her. This time, they will listen.

Tickets available on Hustlesasa

Manyatta Screenings Oct '22 with French Embassy Nairobi & Kenya Film Commission

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