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A selection of animated shorts from all over the African continent, an overview of the increasing variety of African animation in the past few years.
There will also be a Ghanaian Animation Talk on Friday 28th, find out more here.
Three young girls use their superpowers to fight against injustice and the many harmful practices Ethiopian girls routinely face.
Dir: Mihcael Rhima
1 mins 39 secs
The film’s narrative is centered on the god Sango, a West African deity of thunder and fire as he dispenses wrath on his people’s adversaries.
Dir: Duncan Senkumba
2 mins 43 secs
Masso Awoo takes the viewer on a journey through the beauty and chaos of Kampala city taxi park.
Dir: Oricha Aliyu
The Rise of Kings narrates the story of how the chickens were manipulated by an ancient menace, and then sought to liberate themselves in a final battle for freedom.
Kuzi Diaries – Ep 2. To Pee or Not To Pee
Dir: Tavonga Shumbanhete
1 mins 12 secs
Ever had the unstoppable strong urge to pee too early in the morning. Well Kuzi had one but it goes a bit differently.
Dir: Francis Y. Brown
11 mins 18 secs
Agorkoli narrates the migration saga of the Ewe people of Ghana, located in the south – western part of the country.
Garbage Boy and Trash Can
Dir: Ridwan Olanrewaju
The animation follows the adventure of a kid called “Tobi” aka. “Garbage Boy”‘, who thinks he has real superpowers, and his sidekick “Trashcan”, who always risks his life to get Tobi out of trouble.
4 mins 23 secs
Animated music video for Little Monsters performed by Jayso ft. Sarkodie.
A Kalabanda Ate My Homework
Dir: Raymond Malinga
6 mins 24 secs
A Kalabanda is a mythical creature that is said to haunt schools in Uganda. Tendo shows up to class one day without his homework, claiming that a “Kalabanda” ate it.
Dear Black Man
Dir: Emanuel Dankyi
Dear Black Man is a short poem in the form of a letter addressed to “every black man” that evaluates insecurities within the Black diaspora by shedding light on the effects of post traumatic slave syndrome on the black man.
Dir: N’gendo Mukii
2 mins 51 secs
Mtindo is a celebration of the vibrancy of movement, the ebb and flow of modern African grace, a cohesion with the beauty of pattern making.
Dir: Bertil Svaeniker
5 mins 9 secs
Sai is the best at the game of Chaskele until one day his good friend Nii introduces him to Sam, a young rich kid from out of town with amazing reflexes. Nii convinces Sam to challenge Sai at the game of Chaskele.
Dir: Eri Umusu & Nurdin Momodu
3 mins 48 secs
Ayodeji’s boring afternoon takes a thrilling turn when he discovers his toys can do much more than just lie around in a pile. Or can they.
Dir: Selorm Dogoe
3 mins 48 secs
When a man finds a dying flower in his backyard garden, he will do anything to keep it alive.
Mpatsakarano (Porteuse D’eau)
Dir: Sitraka Randimahaly
2 mins 46 secs
The pure and clear reflection of the beauty suddenly troubled by charmer’s shadow.
Dir: James Maravetz
1 min 26 secs
The short animation is a mild, dark humor singalong about Raffi the main character, walking from scene to scene, and carelessly handing out guns to kids to use as toys.
Dir: Comfort Arthur
3 min 48 secs
Red is a semi-autobiographical dark comedy film about the filmmakers childhood memories of her father before he left.
Dir: Indigene Bros
2 mins 50 secs
Azumah,the Ghanaian hero is a short animation about Azumah Nelson’s first international fight with Salvador Sanchez. His resilience and bravery during the fight under very trying circumstances is juxtaposed with the Ghanaian story as a people.
Dawn of Thunder
Dir: Komotion Studios
3 mins 59 secs
Sango is a popular god of thunder from Oyo State in Nigeria. The story explores his childhood, from where it all started, the questions he asked, the answers he was given, the visions about his future encounters and ultimately how these experiences will shape his future.
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