Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ should be seen as part of the Afrofuturism genre, which offers physical and mental liberation through supernatural or non-realistic means.
The classic film, first premiered in 1991, is making a comeback. Not least: Beyoncé’s visual album ‘Lemonade’ borrows liberally from Julie Dash’s film. Why is the film so influential?
The Congolese cites the crime film, ‘Carlito’s Way,’ as a project he wished he had made: “It is a brilliant piece of art – a great thriller and a fantastic essay about the human condition, cruising beyond time and space.”
What do you when your 70 year old South African father wants to meet Robert Mugabe for his birthday. Make a film about it.
“Film has the capacity to dissect and soften those many … castles of privilege and nonsense that one encounters in the universe of Being Black, and Being African, and Being Different.”
“I want to show people as they see themselves but in a way that others can recognise themselves as well.”
Ruhorahoza wished he made “Sans Soleil” by Chris Marker: “The film is a good example of the work of a filmmaker who has reached maturity and an artist who is truly free.”