With the advent of Black Panther, spectators all over the world discovered the concept of Afrofuturism. Can Africaproject itself into the future? Can it tell its own stories in more experimental, offbeat ways than humanitarian imagery and/or cinema’s images of hardship and suffering have so long done?
The 6th season of Quartiers Lointains seeks to question this perception that Africa has of itself in a compendium of diverse, vibrant short films made by filmmakers to look out for, from North to East of the continent.
Our Patron : Sely Raby Kane
Selly Raby Kane is a Senegalese fashion designer who launched her eponymous brand in 2012. SRK has deep fantastic and cinematographic influences; she develops over the years an edgy and avant-garde line and builds a reputation through its Fashion Performances. Gradually, Selly Raby Kane lends her style to numerous icons such as: Beyoncé, Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote), Daara-J Family, Tiwa Savage, Solange Knowles...
Her first VR Film, The Other Dakar, premiered at international festivals such as: The Berlinale, Tribeca Film Festival, The Virtual Encounters, etc. Today Kane is working on several projects bridging the gap between fashion, immaterial heritage, and technology such as Tang Jër, an experimental short winner of Dakar Court Grand Prix and distributed by Sudu Connexion..
CINÉASTES / FILMMAKER
France / Quartiers Lointains - Siniman Films 2015-2017 / Sudu Connexion 2021