Afronauts

Afronauts

Afronauts

Dir. Frances Bodomo
USA/Ghana. 2014. 14min. B&W. English.

On 16 July 1969, America prepares to launch Apollo 11. Thousands of miles away, the Zambia Space Academy hopes to beat America to the moon. Inspired by true events, this lyrical short is pure hypnotic awe.

At the age of 26, Brooklyn-based Ghanaian filmmaker Frances Bodomo is rapidly establishing herself as a definite African cinematic voice to keep an eye on. After her promising debut short film Boneshaker (2013) starring Oscar-nominated Quvenzhané Wallis, this ‘moonlike’ retelling of the Zambian space programme story might well deliver a new celestial body.

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