Canned Oracles – African & Caribbean Shorts

A selection of some of the best, most vibrant films from Africa and the Caribbean. Includes the struggle of HIV orphans in ‘Eclipse’ from Mozambique, part of the acclaimed, ‘Steps for the Future Programme,’ as well as a poignant documentary on marijuana farming in St. Vincent. Some of the rising stars of South African film can be seen in ‘Senter’ and the magnificent ‘Black Sushi.’ BLACK SUSHI Dir: Dean Blumberg, South Africa, 2002, 35mm, 20min SOMETHING ELSE (Nkan Mii) Dir: Seke Somolu, Nigeria, 2003, DV, 16min SON’S JOB Dir: Jade D’Cruz, St Vincent, 2002, Beta, 23min SENTER Dir: Rudi Steyn, South Africa, 2002, Super16, 13min ECLIPSE Dir: Orlando Mesquita, Mozambique, 2001, DV, 21min ALL OF EMILY Dir: Elspeth Duncan, Trinidad & Tobago, 2002, DVC Pro, 21min