KAMPALA STORY & SWEET, SWEET COUNTRY
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4 @ 8:00PM - NY PREMIERE
A drama about family and responsibility. It is about a karimojong girl's maturing into a woman. Apio, a 14 year old Karamojong girl and her mother run their household on money wired through mobile money service from her father who works at a security firm in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. When her father all of a sudden stops communicating with the family at a time when Apio's mother is pregnant and might need a costly medical operation, she travels to Kampala to find him so they can SMS money back home. Apio then is confronted to the dangers of a city unfriendly to courageous young girls. The film portraits a modern Africa where, a decade ago, 300.000 people in Uganda had access to a telephone, and today more than 3.000.000 people own a mobile phone. Directed by Kasper Bisgaard, 2012, 62 min., Uganda, Drama/Comedy, Karamojong/Luanda/English subt. Shown with Sweet Sweet Country. Q&A after the screening.
SWEET, SWEET COUNTRY
Living in a small Southern town, 20 year-old refugee Ndizeye struggles to support not only herself, but the family she left behind in a Kenyan refugee camp. Her struggle becomes so much more when her family literally shows up at her doorstep. Directed by Deganza Rogers, 2013, 19 min 12 sec, USA, Drama, English. Shown with Kampala Story.
The Chapel - Teachers College, Columbia University (View)
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|