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Narrative | Running Time: 10 minutes

2021 / English and Swahili

Country: Rwanda and Switzerland

Directed by: Kantarama Gahigiri

MENA Premiere




Mon 04 Dec | 6:55 PM - 8:20 PM
VOX Cinema 4 Red Sea Mall
Price: 40 SAR
Thu 07 Dec | 3:40 PM - 5:05 PM
VOX Cinema 2 Red Sea Mall
Price: 40 SAR

Kantarama Gahigiri

Cheryl Isheja

Kantarama Gahigiri

Centered largely on a vast landfill dump, this film combines sobering documentary, hypnotic beats, Afrofuturist aesthetics, dramatic tableaux and a message for the world about the African environment. First, the continent was exploited for its resources. Now it gets them back as waste, that piles up and is scavenged once more for trace metals by the very poor. Waste from these dumps leaches through the land, our systems, our bones. A goddess made up of tech junk walks the mountains of plastics and poisons, asking when will the swollen capitalist economies, constantly on the hunt for rare metals to make smarter appliances, take responsibility for the consequences? And when will there be time to heal?