Things of the Aimless Wanderer
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Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Sat, Apr 18, 2015 3:45 PM Event Date Passed
 
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Thu, Apr 23, 2015 3:15 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Premiere Status:Regional Premiere
English Title:Things of the Aimless Wanderer
Program:Images of Africa
Tags:Drama
Mystery
Voice Category:Film on the Fringe
Release Year:2015
Runtime:77
Type:Narrative Feature
Country:Rwanda
UK
Language:English
Print Source:Moonroad Films
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/110838822
Cast/Crew
Director:Kivu Ruhorahoza
Producer:Kivu Ruhorahoza
Antonio Rui Ribeiro
Cinematographer:Kivu Ruhorahoza
Editor:Antonio Rui Ribeiro
Principal Cast:Justin Mullikin
Grace Nikuze
Ramadhan Bizimana
Eliane Umuhire
Wesley Ruzibiza
Screenwriter:Kivu Ruhorahoza
Description

When the first explorers visited East Africa, the local Bantu populations called them “wazungu,” from the verb “kuzunguka” (to spin around), as a result of the explorer’s propensity to get lost in their wanderings.

Kivu Ruhorahoza (Grey Matter, MSPIFF 2012) metaphorically explores the status of these aimless wanderers in modern African culture through a series of cryptic narrative strands. Each vignette has three chess pieces—an African man, an African woman, and a Western man— that tackle the sensitive topic of relations between locals and Westerners.