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19th(2017)



The Afronauts

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Frances BODOMO

  • USA
  • 2014
  • Korean Premiere
  • 14min
  • DCP
  • black and white
  • Fiction

Korean Premiere

Just after Zambian Independence in 1964, an ingenious group of villagers builds a homemade rocket in a wild bid to join the Space Race. As the launch date approaches, their astronaut—17-year-old Matha MWAMBWA—must decide if getting into their precarious rocket vindicates her traumatic past or just makes her a glorified human sacrifice. Inspired by true events.


 In 1969, the world watched the space race between the USA and the USSR. Zambia launched the aerospace project to win the space war and thus to promote its nation-state’s greatness. The title of this films \"The Afronauts\" is a combined word between \"Africa\" and \"astronaut,\" and the film is a farce on the anguish of an African girl, or an astronaut selectee. Based on the real event, this film presents the girl’s calm look who rides on an aluminum-foil-thick metal object in front of male staffs exclaiming success of the experiment, which represents women backgrounded in the craze of nationalism. (HEO Yun)

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  • Frances BODOMOFrances BODOMO

    설명 준비중입니다.

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