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New Dimensions: Virtual Reality from Africa

Short thesis

In this session award-winning film director Ng’endo Mukii will talk about her virtual reality film ‘Nairobi Berries’ and give us an insight into the filmmaking/VR scene in Africa. The session will be introduced by the European Film Market of the Berlinale, which hosts a platform for collaboration between the African and the international film industry.

Description

Ng'endo Mukii is an award-winning film director, most well known for ‘Yellow Fever,' her documentary-animation exploring Western influences on African women's ideals of beauty. Her work focuses on relationships, the separation between perception and reality, and the use of moving image to represent unspoken truths. 
 
In ‘Nairobi Berries’ two women and a man wrangle. Each must hollow out the other’s core for fruits promised but only ever borne in dreams. The film is a poetic symphony on Nairobi. The film will be showcased at re:publica’s labore:tory for the duration of the conference.

In cooperation with Electric South, Goethe-Institut South Africa and the European Film Market.