Kichwatelidirected by Bobb Muchuri
This film has a re-sounding theme of the ‘Sankofa‘ spirit from the Ashanti tribe in Ghana meaning ‘we must return to the past in order to move forward’. A young kid returns from a post-apocalyptic future, back to the present to awaken the people by showing imagery, proverbs, quotes and sayings from the past. This African kid takes the role a seer had in traditional African society of bridging the gap between the past and the future. The ‘TV-head’ was a subtle metaphor on how our perception of the world is heavily influenced by what we see either within ourselves or how others see us – like how Africa see ‘the west’ through the eyes of Hollywood and how ‘the west’ see Africa through the eyes of CNN. This metaphor serves to encourage people of African descent globally to rekindle their inner spirit and reconnect to their past. (Source)
See the film in it’s entirety here; making of article and more behind the scenes images from here.
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