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Afrofuturism – More than Science Fiction: Looking Forward, keynote lecture and panel discussion, followed by. Film screening SUN RA – SPACE IS THE PLACE

Afrofuturism is a cultural aesthetic that combines science fiction, history, and fantasy to represent the diasporic experience and serves as inspiration for a more diverse future.

PODIUM DISCUSSION: Afrofuturism – more than science fiction
With Dr. Natasha A. Kelly, Hawa Mansaray, Nando Nkrumah

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FILM: SUN RA – SPACE IS THE PLACE

California, 70s: Jazz giant and time traveler Sun Ra strives for a better world for the black population, free from oppression and racism. So he devises a visionary plan: a group of chosen people are to fly into space on a spaceship to found a new civilization – with the help of Ra’s prophetic “Space Music”. But NASA comes to his plans on
the ruse …

“Space Is The Place” is not only a cult film, but also a key work of Afrofuturism.

“SPACE IS THE PLACE, with its blend of musical film, science fiction opera and social critique, is considered a masterpiece of Afrofuturist genre film.”
Jazzthing.com

TICKETS
Diksussion: https://ticketprime.io/e/afrofuturismus-mehr-als-science-fiction
Film: https://ticketprime.io/e/spaceistheplace

The event is sponsored by the City of Cologne.

Organizer

Africa Film Festival

Isd Cologne

Sunflower Communitiy Development Group

Proud Event

Theodor Wonja Michael Library

My Afro City

Veranstaltung

Afrofuturism – More than Science Fiction: Looking Forward, keynote lecture and panel discussion, followed by. Film screening SUN RA – SPACE IS THE PLACE

Date

Jun 08 2023
Expired!

Time

18:00 h Discussion / 20:00h Film
18:00

Location

Filmhaus Köln

Cost

8,00/ erm. 6,00 EUR

Program area

African Futures Köln – gemeinsam auf dem Weg
  • Language: Discussion German; Film OV English
  • Duration: 18:00 h Discussion / 20:00h Film

Labels

Film / Performance / Theater
Category