Films at Nightscape

 

Wednesday 27 February

The Human Shelter

The documentary The Human Shelter is an anthropological and poetic journey, which investigates how we, as human beings, create our homes. In a sentient and playful way, the film explores our idea of the concept of ‘home’.

During the film we travel to some of the world’s extremities concerning climate change, growing megacities and conflict zones. Those exact places where we, as humans, are challenged in the world right now. Here, the film glimpses at people’s ability to live and express themselves poetically when creating a home. No matter if you live in a lagoon settlement in Lagos, in a refugee camp in Iraq or in six square metres dwelling in Tokyo.

During more than two years, director and explorer Boris Benjamin Bertram travels across four continents and films in nine different countries. Throughout the journey he asks questions like: When does a refugee camp shelter in Iraq become a home? What can a Sami reindeer herder teach the modern human about the concept of time? Why can the smell of a glacier in spring make us feel at home in our bodies? And, What would a home on Mars look like in the future?

The Human Shelter Trailer from Creative Alliance on Vimeo.

Thursday 28th February

Matwetwe

MATWETWE (WIZARD) is a coming of age adventure following Lefa and Papi, best friends and recent high school graduates, on the hustle of their young lives. Over the course of an action packed New Years Eve in the iconic township of Atteridgeville, the boys try to score a huge deal, dodge a king pin gangster and his violent minions, get the girl and ultimately save their lives in this hilarious escapade.

Friday 1 March

Rafiki

“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety

 

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