GIBFF 2018 Saturday 6PM - SATURDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT- VAYA
VAYA is the 18th film distributed by ARRAY the independent national distribution network founded by Ava DuVernay.
VAYA pays homage to the Tsotsitaal namesake meaning to go." VAYA chronicles the innocence lost by three young South Africans who journey away from their rural homes on a train bound for Johannesburg. Stirring and suspenseful, VAYA culminates in an explosive moment based on real accounts. Omotosos collaboration with first time feature cinematographer Kabelo Thathe pairs stunning aerial shots with fast paced images in Johannesburg to intertwine the stories of strangers struggling to survive. Midwest premiere.
Screens with the short film, GREY WALLS
Grey Walls is a short narrative video about the complex story of slave trade and the Elmina Castle. The videotry which is a blend of video and poetry relies on powerful narrative to tell the story of the harrowing experience of slaves at the Elmina Castle.
Elmina Castle was built by the Portuguese in 1482, it had the distinction of being the first of many permanent ""slave factories"" dotted along the coast of West Africa."
Indiana University Northwest | Savannah Hall, Bergland Auditorium (View)
Gary, IN 46408
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