This cinema review, entitled Latitude Part 1, is the result of a Pan African Short Film Competition, launched by Goethe-Institut in 2007. The first five contemporary short films by young filmmakers from Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia and Nigeria, illustrate the diversity, complexity and ambiguity of Africa. The short films are Mahla by Dario Fonseca (Mozambique) is about a beaten woman; The Abyss Boys by Jan-Hendrik Beetge (South Africa) is about two poacher boys; Cries at Night by Oshosheni Hiveluah (Namibia) is the story of a Namibian war veteran; Bloodstones by Didi Cheeka (Nigeria) is about two children trapped as slave labourers in a Nigerian stone quarry . These surprising, harrowing, funny, poignant, unusual and disturbing movies break the traditional clichés about Africa and cover all genres, from science fiction, comedy, melodrama, thriller and drama to satire.
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Latitude Short Film Screening
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