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Title:

AFRONAUTS

Country:USA 2014
Format:digital
Colour:b/w
Language:OF englisch
Length:14 Minutes
Film series:African Diaspora Cinema


Director :Bodomo, Frances
  



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AFRONAUTS is set in 1969, as the launch of the moonbound Apollo 11 is being prepared in the US. Thousands of kilometres away, researchers at the Zambian space academy dream of beating the Americans to it and coming up with their own rocket beforehand. The historical science fiction film played in 2014 at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlinale. Director Frances Bodomo is now working on a feature film on the topic, explaining
in an interview that she was fascinated by the fantasies of black Africans and wanted to shoot other films focussing
on that theme.

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