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Shorts Program #1: Quartier Lointains – Justice

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 1:00 pm


Director: Muhannad Lamin
Country: Libya
Year: 2012
Running Time: 6 min.
Language: Arabic with English subtitles

Lamin’s 80 depicts a man on the two most important days of his life: the day he gets caught and imprisoned and the day he escapes.

The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375

Director: Omar El Zohairy
Country: Egypt
Year: 2014
Running Time: 18 min.
Language: Arabic with English subtitles

Aftermath is an adaptation of Death of a Government Clerk, a short story by Anton Chekhov that takes a metaphorical approach to the idea of fear.

Kanye Kanye

Director: Miklas Manneke
Country: South Africa
Year: 2013
Running Time: 26 min.
Language: Zulu with English subtitles

In a South African township, where an argument over whether red or green apples are better causes the greatest divide in the town’s history, a young man, Thomas, falls in love with Thandi, who falls into the opposite camp.

Madama Esther

Director: Luck Razanajaona
Country: Madagascar
Year: 2013
Running Time: 15 min.
Language: Malagasy with English subtitles

After getting fired, Mrs. Esther, a housekeeper in her fifties, may no longer be able to bring her grandson to the sea. So to make extra money, she agrees to harbor clandestine cockfights in her yard.


A Place for Myself

Director: Marie-Clémentine Dusabejambo
Country: Rwanda
Year: 2016
Running Time: 22 min.
Language: Kinyarwanda with English subtitles

Five-year-old albino girl Elikia is made to feel unwanted by her classmates and neighbors. But her mother encourages her to embrace her differences. Together, they stand up for themselves and fight back against discrimination.

Total runtime: 87m

The following selection was curated by the traveling shorts program Quartiers Lointains, which highlights films from distant quarters throughout Africa.


Film Society of Lincoln Center

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New York, NY 10023 United States