Afronauts. 2014. USA. Written and directed by Frances Bodomo. With Diandra Forrest, Yolonda Ross, Hoji Fortuna. Digital projection, courtesy of the artist. 14 min.
Inspired by a forgotten footnote in the Cold War history of the Space Race, Frances Bodomo imagines a ragtag team of Zambian rocket scientists scrambling to beat the Americans to the Moon in June of 1969.
Les saignantes (The Bloodettes). 2005. Cameroon. Written and directed by Jean-Pierre Bekolo. With Adele Ado, Dorylia Calmel, Emile Abossolo M’bo. Digital projection, courtesy of the artist. In French; English subtitles. 97 min.
In Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s barbed political satire, an infectious hybrid of horror and science fiction, vampiric femmes fatales emasculate high-ranking Cameroonian officials through ancient rituals of Mevoungou.