Insights December 4th, 2019
In Dark Futures Film Club – AFRONAUTS it’s July 16, 1969 and America is preparing to launch Apollo 11. Thousands of miles away, the Zambia Space Academy hopes to beat America to the moon in this fictionalized film inspired by real events.
AFRONAUTS by Nuotama Bodomo is vernac’s first digital release. Since its 2014 release, AFRONAUTS has captured the hearts of film enthusiasts with its melancholic take on imaginative speculation of the black body and space. in this case, outer-space. It’s a great addition to the afrofuturism movement.
The release of AFRONAUTS comes at the heels in anticipation of its feature-length production in zambia, which is in advanced development. for the last six months, the director travelled to nine out of ten districts in zambia, interviewing zambian independence agitators, cultural leaders and the original participants of the space program. we welcome you to take part in viewing the film and supporting the evolution of the film as it undergoes its feature production.
This makes us also think of the work of ayodamola okunseinde’s (Ayo’s) The Rift: An Afronaut’s Journey work:
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