MAHOGANY TOO, Dir. Akosua Adoma Owusu
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15:00 Sat 19 Jan 2019

Rio Cinema

“I don’t fear blows because I am a warrior.”

In this kaleidoscopic offering of Afrofuturist short works, we’re taken into the orbits of the Cosmic Queens. Celestial happenings and speculative futures meet the spirituality and innate strength of the black women at the centre of these journeys. We follow them to the uncharted realms of the galaxy, on solo missions through space and time, traversing dreams, memories and mythical pasts. Includes Nigerian filmmaker CJ Obasi’s adaptation of Hugo Award winner Nnedi Okorafor’s short story Hello, Moto. Programmed by Qila Gill. 82’

Followed by a panel discussion with mixed-media artist/designer, archivist and organiser, Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski (Lambeth Women’s Project, YO MAMA! Housing Cooperative), filmmaker Kara Smith (winner of the Magnum Vie Magnifique short film competition), and filmmaker Karli Jai Smith (Smith Sister, Life[Anonymous], Respice Finem), and chaired by activist, educator and writer Chardine Taylor Stone.

Rio Cinema

107 Kingsland High Street, London
E8 2PB
020 7241 9410
£11.50 / concs £9.50 / under 18s £8.50

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