30 May – 5 June 2014 / Daily screenings at 18H15 at Labia Theatre / Admission R35
African Metropolis is a compilation of six short fiction films, set in six major African cities, a unique partnership towards new African cinema. The films from Abidjan, Cairo, Dakar, Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi tell urban tales about life in African metropolises.
After the world premiere at last year’s Durban International Film Festival and festival screenings in Africa, North America and Europe, African Metropolis is being shown to a Cape Town audience for the first time. The South African contribution to the short film project, directed by Vincent Moloi, tells the story of an ageing white man dealing with the demographical changes happening in Berea, Johannesburg.
The African Metropolis Short Film Project is an initiative of the Goethe-Institut South Africa and executive producer Steven Markovitz, with support from Guaranty Trust Bank and the Hubert Bals Fund of International Film Festival Rotterdam.
More information on www.goethe.de/africanmetropolis
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